Choking, Chest Pain & Heart Attack: First Aid


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Where should you place your fist when performing the Heimlich maneuver?

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Which of the following is correct?

I. Perform five back blows followed by five abdominal thrusts if someone is choking

II. Perform five abdominal thrusts followed by five back blows if someone is choking

III. Call 911 first if someone is choking


Which of the following is not a sign of a potential heart attack?

I. Shortness of breath

II. Pressure or squeezing pain in the center of the chest

III. Pain that spread from the chest and to places like the arm

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The quiz/worksheet combo is designed to assess your knowledge of first aid precautions in regards to heart attacks, chest pains, and choking. The Heimlich maneuver and the use of aspirin will be covered.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These tools can be used to check your knowledge of these topics:

  • Where to place firsts when performing the Heimlich maneuver
  • Signs of a potential heart attack
  • The inability to breathe when an object blocks the flow of air in the throat or trachea
  • When to not chew on a regular strength aspirin during a potential heart attack

Skills Practiced

You can practice the following skills using the quiz and worksheet:

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained regarding the signs of a potential heart attack
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question regarding where fists should be placed when performing the Heimlich maneuver
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important details from the medical-related lesson

Additional Learning

The lesson titled Choking, Chest Pain & Heart Attack: First Aid is great for helping you learn more about these procedures. You'll also get to cover these objectives effectively:

  • Learn what to do when someone is choking
  • Identify ways of treating heart attacks
  • Review signs of chest pains