Study Guide for the BLS CPR Written Test

Do you not like taking tests? The American Heart Association BLS CPR class in San Mateo County has a small exam at the end of the training which has 25 questions. It is a good idea to spend a few minutes to prepare for this written test. Students must receive an 84% or better to pass this course, so please view our videos and review below. Good luck.

CPR Ratio – Single Rescuer

  • Adults: 30 compressions & 2 breaths
  • Children: 30 compressions & 2 breaths
  • Babies: 30 compressions & 2 breaths


CPR Ratio – Two Rescuer

  • Adults: 30 compressions & 2 breaths
  • Children: 15 compressions & 2 breaths
  • Babies: 15 compressions & 2 breaths


Rescue Breathing – has a pulse but not breathing

  • Adults: 1 breath every 5-6 seconds
  • Children: 1 breath every 3-5 seconds
  • Babies: 1 breath every 3-5 seconds
  • Advanced Airway: 1 breath every 6-8 seconds

Bag Valve Masks and Pocket Masks
Bag valve masks are best to use for 2 person CPR, and pocket masks are best for single rescuer CPR.

Choking for an Adult or a Child

  1. Perform abdominal thrusts with quick upward movements just above the navel.
  2. Continue until object is removed or victim passes out.
  3. If victim becomes unconscious, start CPR.

Choking for an Infant

  1. Perform 5 back blows and 5 chest thrusts
  2. Continue until object is removed or baby passes out.
  3. If baby becomes unconscious, start CPR.

Redwood City CPR Classes
777 Woodside Road, Suite A-1
Redwood City, CA 94061
650-298-9804