…..infant should be turned over, remembering to support the head and neck and five chest thrusts given. Chest thrusts are given in the same place as for infant CPR.
The chest thrusts are performed in the same way as CPR chest compressions, just slower and more distinct as you try to dislodge the obstruction.
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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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