What's More Important Than Saving Lives?

The Actions For Survival team is committed to doing just that and providing as much help as possible to ensure more lives are saved in   New Zealand in 2022.

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…..performing CPR alone. If you have performed CPR then you have done something amazing. Thank you.

Even though it is unlikely, CPR alone will reverse cardiac arrest starting CPR straight away is vital in this type of medical emergency. A person deprived of oxygen will start to experience brain damage after three to four minutes. After ten minutes plus without oxygen, brain death becomes imminent. When it comes to making a difference in survival outcomes from cardiac arrest, first response intervention is critical. Getting a medical response to the scene quickly enough is increasingly challenging, making a first responder one of the key components to saving a life.

Tune in tomorrow when we will continue to look at the importance of CPR…..

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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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