If the person remains unresponsive and soon as possible once it is established the person is breathing normally and there is no life-threatening bleeding to attend to place him on his side into what is known by many as the recovery position. It will help prevent against obstructions caused by vomit, blood or any secretions that may present whilst waiting for help to arrive.
Keep the person warm using a blanket, coat or something similar if available. If possible, place any item underneath them before turning them onto their side. It will help prevent heat loss through the underside of the body, especially if the ground is wet.
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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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