…..position to ensure it is the centre of the chest and continue with chest compressions. Life will always take precedence over an injury.
Dead people cannot be made any worse.
Fractured ribs and other injuries are common as a result of CPR. They are considered acceptable consequences of the procedure. The priority is to save a life. The onset of early chest compressions (CPR) is a critical link in the Chain of Survival (we will cover this in the next couple of weeks).
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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