…..in the pictures), then plug in the connector (if necessary).
4. Ensure no one is touching the person. Tell everyone to “stand back.”
5. If the machine advises a shock is given, again ensure that no one (including you) is touching the person – repeat the call to “stand back.” Once you are happy it is safe, press the “shock” button.
6. Commence/continue CPR after the shock delivered.
7. If no shock is advised, commence/continue CPR for about two minutes and continue to follow the AED‘s prompts. The AED will advise when to stop CPR.
Tomorrow we will have a look back on what we have learnt in the last couple of weeks…..
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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