…..obvious, and it is not until attempts at providing rescue breaths are made that it becomes apparent. Blueness around the lips are another indicator that breathing distress is occurring.
When a conscious person is choking, they are likely to display what is regarded as the universal sign of choking, in these instances where they will lean forwards holding the front of the neck with both hands.
Tomorrow we will continue to look at choking…..
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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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