…..and time it for 30 seconds. Check the number you reach, any number you reach, any number between 50 and 60 will be the approximate speed you would seek to deliver your compressions at.
When compressions have commenced, where possible, try to change the person delivering chest compressions every couple of minutes. It should be done, however, by minimising any interruptions to the chest compressions.
If you are with someone who is providing the chest compressions counting out loud can help them maintain their rhythm.
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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