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(QUIZ) Would You Recognize a Medical Emergency?

In a potential emergency situation, it can be difficult to make the call. You may wonder if you are overreacting by calling for help, or underreacting if you don’t. It is important to practice clear thinking and utilize common sense in a troublesome situation. Let’s take a look at some true or false statements about first aid below to see how you might do in an emergency today:

True or false:

  1. Medical emergencies are purely physical, such as an injury, and are almost always obvious to the naked eye.
  2. Fainting is considered to be a medical emergency.
  3. Suspected bones are painful, but do not constitute a medical emergency. You should just check in with your doctor as soon as you can get in to see him or her.
  4. If someone has an injury that leaves them severely mobility impaired (like an acute neck or back injury), you should move them to a comfortable location such as a stiff bed until help arrives.
  5. CPR stands for central practical recovery, and should be performed whether or not you’ve had training.
  6. If your child is exhibiting any odd signs such as clamminess, in combination with an unexplained change in demeanor, you should seek emergency medical treatment.
  7. While vomiting can potentially be an emergency, diarrhea is not a medical emergency. Just be sure to stay hydrated.
  8. An ‘emergency’ boils down to a subjective judgement call. If in doubt, always go to the ER.



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  1. FALSE. Suicidal thoughts or feelings are also a medical emergency. Changes in mental state such as unexplained confusion could also possibly indicate a medical emergency.
  2. TRUE. You don’t know why the person momentarily lost consciousness, therefor, it should be treated as an emergency so the attending medical team can determine if it is a crisis or if the person is okay.
  3. FALSE. Broken bones (or suspected broken bones) should be treated as an emergency and attended to as soon as possible.
  4. FALSE. If a person has serious mobility-impairing injuries you should not try to move them as that could cause much worse damage. You should try to make them comfortable where they are until help arrives.
  5. FALSE. CPR stands for cardiopulmonary resuscitation, and generally should be performed by a person who knows the proper technique, as it can cause damage in some situations. However, if the person is not breathing you will have to try it regardless of whether or not you’ve been trained. See the proper technique for reference here.
  6. TRUE. A baby or small child cannot tell you what is wrong, and it is so easy for a child to get their hands on a poisonous substance around the house when your back is turned. If your child is violently ill all of a sudden, shaking, clammy or experiencing any other out-of-character signs, you should seek immediate treatment.
  7. FALSE. Severe or prolonged diarrhea or vomiting, especially that which contains blood, should be treated as a medical emergency as it could indicate any number of serious underlying conditions.
  8. TRUE. It can be very hard to tell if something is critical or just appears serious momentarily, but if you’re ever unsure, it is best to check it out before things make a turn for the worst.

Thanks for visiting DocChat! Aim to get your First Aid training soon so you will be ready to save a life if need be!



Kitchen Safety Mini-Quiz

Are you a kitchen safety pro? Take a look at the statements below – are they true or false? Try to give the quiz a shot before looking at the answers below. You can write “T or F” for each number on a piece of paper and check your answers at the end! No scrolling down!

  1. Overcooking meat can contribute to kidney cancer.
  2. The ‘danger zone’ for food poisoning bacteria multiplication is 10˚F – 40˚
  3. Pre-cut fruits and veggies may harbour more bacteria than whole produce.
  4. You only have to wash your hands frequently when handling meat, not necessarily when handling produce.
  5. You have to smother a grease fire but an oil fire can be extinguished using liquid.



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  1. TRUE. When meat is cooked too long at high temperatures, two types of mutagenic chemicals from the animal’s muscles called heterocyclic amines (HCAs) and poly aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) are formed. According to the National Cancer Institute, lab rat studies have deemed these mutagenic chemicals carcinogenic. It seems PAHs and HCAs most contribute to kidney cancer.
  2. FALSE. The ‘danger zone’ is actually between 40˚ and 140˚ Fahrenheit because harmful bacteria present on food like meats can better multiply between these values. Therefor, it is just as important to keep cooked food above 140˚F after it is cooked (until consumed or safely refrigerated) as it is to safely thaw food before cooking.
  3. TRUE. Because pre-cut, pre-peeled or pre-washed produce may have been exposed to a dirty knife or come in contact with unclean surfaces before packaging it likely contains more harmful bacteria. That’s not to say don’t ever buy pre-prepared produce, just be sure to only buy the items that are packed in ice or appropriately refrigerated, refrigerate right away once home, and wash again before eating.
  4. FALSE. It is important to wash your hands (for 20 seconds with soap and warm water) before and after dealing with fresh fruits or veggies as well as when you are working with meat. While it is true you have to be extra careful when handling meat because of the surplus of harmful bacteria, produce also harbours bacteria from transport and store handling, also your hands may further contaminate the produce if you don’t make sure they are clean.
  5. FALSE. Both oil and grease cooking fires should be smothered using a metal lid, cooking glove or some kind of heat-resistant material. You can also use baking soda to smother a very small grease fire.

How did you do? Hopefully 5/5! Thanks for visiting DocChat! If you enjoyed this one, see how you’ll do on our recent, more thorough smoking quiz!