…..EpiPen is strong enough to penetrate clothing, so there is no need to remove any garments. Push the pen down hard against the thigh whilst maintaining a fist around the pen. Once you hear a click, it means the needle from within the pen has engaged. Hold the pen in place for three seconds, then remove it. Further adrenaline may be given if available after five minutes if no improvement is seen. Ensure you dispose of the used autoinjector safely. Remember to call 111.
Tomorrow we will start our look at Hypothermia….
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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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