…..placing two fingers on the bony point of the chin. Place the flat of your other hand on their forehead. Gently tilt the head backwards. “in an unconscious person, care of the airway takes precedence over any injury, including spinal injury.”
The reason we prioritise opening an airway is when a person is unconscious, all their muscles relax. If they are left lying on their back, their tongue, which is attached to the back of the jaw, will fall back against the throat and block air from entering the lungs.
Tune in tomorrow when we will cover the next course of action…..
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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