…..someone’s survival. AED locations is an app that will show you where the nearest available machine is located.
Early Defibrillation is the fourth and weakest link in the Chain of Survival. Accessing a defibrillator in a medical emergency in the community is not always easy. Public access is improving as you may notice machines appearing in Malls, takeaways and sports clubs. However, we still have a long way to go, and obtaining access to the machines 24/7 is more of a challenge. Below are a couple of examples of how redundant phone boxes in the UK have been utilised.
It has already been mentioned in today’s tip about using the AED Locations app; click on the image to learn more about finding out where your nearest defibrillator is located.
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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