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Your communication skills can have as much impact at a medical emergency as any treatment that may be provided. If someone is scared, reassuring them and gaining their trust will allow you access to their personal space to provide the necessary care. If someone is screaming and shouting, remaining calm and lowering your voice can have a positive influence as can telling them who you are and asking them their name. Requesting permission to come closer and explaining why and what you want to do are all techniques that can help.
Tune in tomorrow when we will look at more tips when dealing with a medical emergency…..
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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