…..Observations also play a role where for example, a person is lying on the ground in an unusual position. A failure to regulate an average temperature and difficulty in breathing may also serve as indicators of this type of injury. The eventual outcome and possible recovery is dependant upon a combination of the location of the injury and the degree of damage. Were there bones involved? Was the cord severed, crushed, or compressed?
Tomorrow we look at providing care for someone with a suspected spinal injury…..
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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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