Automated External Defibrillator: Definition & Use


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For each minute the heart is not beating, the person's chance of survival decreases by how much?

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1. An automated external defibrillator is used to treat cases of what?

2. Which of the following is a benefit of an AED?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Test your ability to understand the benefit(s) of an automated external defibrillator (AED). Quiz questions assess your knowledge of what this device is used to treat and what a chaotic heart rate is called.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on the following:

  • Percentage a person's chance of survival decreases for each minute the heart is not beating
  • What an automated external defibrillator is used to treat
  • Benefits of an AED
  • Chaotic heart rate
  • What can be used with an AED to increase the odds a person survives

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information from the related automated external defibrillator lesson
  • Information recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding the benefits of using this device
  • Knowledge application- use your knowledge to answer questions about what an automated external defibrillator is used to treat

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, read through the brief lesson called Automated External Defibrillator: Definition & Use. This lesson will help you:

  • Identify what an automated external defibrillator is and its benefits
  • Understand ventricular tachycardia and arrhythmia
  • Recall how to use an automated external defibrillator