…..dependant on the significance of the blockage. An obstruction may become evident gradually or suddenly and can result in complete obstruction developing within a few seconds. A person with any obstruction should be monitored.
An obstructed airway can quickly become life-threatening. Knowing what to do can save a life. Choking can happen to anybody of any age at anytime.
Tomorrow we will continue to look at choking…..
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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