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Asking a person who is injured serves two purposes. Firstly, it frees the first responder up, allowing them to check for or treat other injuries, organise bystanders to manage others needing assistance. Secondly, it engages the person with the injury while allowing them to help themselves and offers a sense of control over the situation.
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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