…. with water. Try to keep the person relaxed as any exertion will lead to the heart having to work harder, and the potential for deterioration and further damage exists.
If available, it is considered good practice (unless the person is known to be allergic) to assist the person in taking dissolvable aspirin (300mg). (ANZCOR Guideline 9.2.1).
Avoid moving a person having a heart attack unnecessarily. Please do not take them to the hospital by car. The increased movement may also lead to further damage. Performing CPR in a vehicle proves very difficult.
If in doubt, call them out
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Check out the current guidelines below for changes in delivering CPR during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Click the link to go to the New Zealand Resuscitation Council Covid-19 recommended modifications for delivering resuscitation whilst the pandemic remains a threat.
Click play to see a short video outlining CPR modifications that should be followed during the pandemic.