…..familiar with the location details or even the phone number they are calling from. It may be a visitor to someone’s home or somebody in an unfamiliar workplace. It may just be that the person’s mind has gone blank.
Having an Emergency Call Plan near a phone offers prompts that a caller can use to provide accurate information to the call handler. The use of these tools can speed up the time taken to pass on relevant details.
WHEN MAKING A 111 CALL PLEASE DO NOT HANG UP UNTIL ADVISED TO DO SO BY THE CALL HANDLER.
We have mentioned having an Emergency Call Plan in place. There are numerous cases where children, for example, have been trained to call for help and use a prompting plan that has led to the saving of parents lives. It is a simple system that allows a caller to be clear and concise with the information they are providing.
We have created an Emergency Care Plan for you to download at no charge. Click on the link, and you will be taken to a personal Emergency Call Plan which can be printed (as many times as you wish) then fill in the details and place it near telephones either at home or at work.
Please feel free to share the Emergency Call Plan with family and friends.
We have included RAPID numbers on the plan, so thought we would share a brief piece on the numbers that we have collected from different local authorities.
RAPID is an acronym and stands for Rural Address Property Identification. Local councils are responsible for maintaining a RAPID number database. Each number is assigned to the physical location of a rural property RAPID provides an accurate means of describing a location in remote areas as it combines numbers and letters to create a position based on distance from specific landmarks.
We think keeping your RAPID number close to the phone for easy access in the event of an emergency is a really cool idea.
Currently, there are temporary changes to the steps to be followed in resuscitation. These can be found in the video below or by clicking here to see the New Zealand Resuscitation Council temporary guideline recommendation.
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.
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Data and information are fact-checked against various recognised sources, including the New Zealand Resuscitation Council, Health Navigator New Zealand, St John, and other recognised entities specialising in the specific subject content. It should be noted that variances in protocols exist and where necessary are identified.