…..perform CPR when you start, the person is already dead.
YOU CANNOT MAKE A DEAD PERSON ANY WORSE.
We discussed earlier about peoples beliefs combined with fake news. This sometimes results in people being too scared to start CPR as they believe they will do more harm than good.
Fantastic news, if you commence CPR on a dead person you cannot make them any worse. The only thing you can do when starting CPR is good. You are providing the dead person with their only chance of survival or a second chance of life.
To put this further into perspective, imagine a person collapses in front of you. They are not breathing and have no heartbeat. Now imagine you do nothing, the person will stay in the same status, dead. If however, you start CPR no matter how poorly or how excellent the CPR is by doing something you are offering the only potential they have for survival.
Tune in tomorrow when we will continue to look at CPR…..
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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