…..hands towards you (see images). The speed and delivery of the chest thrusts are similar to CPR but given at a slower rate, and the thrust is more distinctive. The purpose is to dislodge the obstruction with one thrust, so always check to see if this has been successful between thrusts.
As long as the person remains conscious and the obstruction remains, continue repeating five chest thrusts to five back blows until the desired result is achieved or the person becomes unconscious.
Check out tomorrow what to do if a person with a severe airway obstruction becomes unconscious…..
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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