How to Take a Test

Detailed instructions for taking a test:

1. First watch this short new user video.

2. Go to the AED Challenge home page and click the Log In button at the top of the page.

3. Enter your Username and Password and then click the Log In button.

4. Click the OK button to acknowledge any notices.

5. Click the Start AED Challenge button in the left column.

6. Once the program has downloaded ("Welcome to AED Challenge" appears in the bottom left text area), click the Prompted Practice button and run through several scenarios. A scenario will automatically end when you've completed all the steps required for that scenario.

7. Click the Menu button on the Summary screen to go back to the main menu.

8. Click the Practice button on the main menu. Practice until you are able to score over 1000 points on both shock and no shock scenarios.

9. Click the Test button on the main menu. It should take about 10 - 15 minutes to complete a test.

10. Upon completion of the three scenario test, click the Submit Scores and Quit button to send your scores to the AED Challenge database. A message will be displayed that your scores were submitted successfully.

NOTE: You must complete a three-scenario test and obtain an average score of 1000 points or higher to pass. You can re-take the test if you do not pass the first time and need more practice.

Show all the steps in a scenario.

How to Pass
A test consists of three scenarios. Your results are recorded only when you have completed three scenarios and you submit the results. You must click the Next Scenario button to continue the test after each scenario and then submit the scores by clicking the Submit Scores and quit button on the Scenario Summary screen after the third test scenario is complete.

Your scores are stored in the AED Challenge database and are available for viewing by you and your administrator. A score of 1,000 or greater is considered satisfactory performance.

Here are a few tips to help you use the program successfully:

•     The HINT button, located on the right of the program window, will advise you which action to take, but will deduct points from your score.
•     View your test results by clicking the Reports button.
•     During a scenario the program will not allow you to select some actions until the current action is completed (for example, initial chest compressions).
•     Always click the Stand Clear button before analyzing AND before shocking. There is a penalty for not doing so.

Note: Once a scenario is displayed, it is implied the scene is safe for rescuers. You need to take no actions to make the scene safe. However, it may be helpful for you to verbalize that the scene is safe before you begin assessing the patient.

A scenario will end automatically when you have completed all the steps in the scenario.