…..It is not unusual for people to worry after taking part in a medical emergency. It is the case, especially when the incident has involved the application of CPR. A first responder may never find out the outcome of the person’s wellbeing once they have left the scene. There may also be a personal questioning of the actions taken. Did I do it right? did they die because I did it wrong? The answer is simple. No, they did not die because of the first responder’s actions. We will explore this concept in more detail in a few days and look at some of CPR’s myths that have evolved.
Today’s tip if you are involved in a medical emergency do not be shy of talking to someone about how it has made you feel.
Tune in tomorrow when we will cover the importance of good communication in an emergency situation…..
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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