…..numbers. If you have someone available, tell the call taker there will be a person outside to meet the ambulance. It will give the crew something to look for and save valuable time finding your location.
It is a simple fact that an ambulance cannot arrive quickly enough in most cases where Sudden Cardiac Arrest is present. Therefore, a family or community member is tasked with the delivery of effective Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), hoping that the cells and tissues of essential organs will be kept oxygenated to buy time until the emergency medical services arrive. In essence, it is members of the community that play the most significant role in the chain’s first part.
Tomorrow we will continue to learn more about the chain of survival…..
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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