…..that was previously used on infants and those who were pregnant. Today, it is simplified, establish a person is choking and provide up to five back blows and five chest thrusts.
A quick reminder that choking can happen to anyone at any time. We know how many people die from choking through medical records; what we do not know are choking instances where people survive as they are rarely reported. Ensure children are sitting when eating and not running around with food in their mouths (especially at BBQ’s) unsupervised this will help reduce the instances during the summer months. Obstructive airways are life-threatening emergencies. If working in a care setting, having an individual plan for each service user is critical, especially when there are mobility issues. For example, the plan may include having two staff members available for one person at mealtimes.
Today we are offering our Choking Poster to download FREE of charge. Simply click on the above poster and you will be taken to a new window where it can be downloaded and printed.
Tomorrow we will start to look at bleeding…..
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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Data and information are fact-checked against various recognised sources, including the New Zealand Resuscitation Council, Health Navigator New Zealand, St John, and other recognised entities specialising in the specific subject content. It should be noted that variances in protocols exist and where necessary are identified.