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…..your presence is affecting the current situation.

A solution to the perception of being intimidating in the first instance is as discussed yesterday. The tone, friendliness and personalising the conversation significantly impacts how we engage with a person. Another helpful solution with an instant effect would be to crouch down, so the verbal engagement occurs at that person’s eye line. It will help remove what may be perceived as an uncomfortable situation for both parties.

Talking with children at a medical emergency may prove a challenge in itself. Crouching down, speaking quietly helps to create a calm environment. The use of deflection tactics will also help. Asking a child to assist you for example “can you see the man over there, can you watch him for me and make sure he is ok?” If available a favourite toy such as a teddy may serve to comfort the child. This will allow for any treatment required to be undertaken.

Tune in tomorrow when we will look at more tips when dealing with a medical emergency…..

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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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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.

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