…..their heart has stopped, they are effectively dead, and no matter how well or how poorly the CPR is performed, you cannot make a dead person any worse. You can only contribute to making them better.
The success of the third link in the chain is once again dependant upon community intervention. For each minute the brain is deprived of oxygenated blood, the chances of survival fall by about 10%. The importance of learning CPR in the community cannot be overstated. One day you may be the difference that allows someone to be at home with their family simply because you know about the Chain of Survival and bought the skills involved together and made them work effectively.
Tomorrow we will continue to learn more about the chain of survival…..
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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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