…..group of long words which translate to puff and push, that is all CPR is, a bit of blowing and pushing, nothing complicated and not something you can do wrong.
Chest compressions on an adult are performed by placing the heel of one hand in the centre of the chest then placing the other hand on top. Compressions are started after we establish the man in our scenario (see the previous tip #122) is not breathing normally. Push down on the chest to a depth greater than five centimetres, which equates to approximately a third of an adult’s chest depth.
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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