What's More Important Than Saving Lives?

The Actions For Survival team is committed to doing just that and providing as much help as possible to ensure more lives are saved in   New Zealand in 2022.

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…..example, is vulnerable to developing VF. So the priority is to stop VF, and this is where we can all play our part. Starting CPR will keep oxygenated blood moving around the body. The use of a defibrillator can correct the wrong message the heart muscles are receiving (to quiver) and start it pumping again. A defibrillator is the only treatment for VF. CPR buys time by keeping the body oxygenated blood flowing the defibrillator corrects the electrical problem.

The difference between a normal heartbeat and ventricular fibrillation shows repeated regularity with a normal rhythm and the uncoordinated quiver of VF.

The American Heart Association have developed a great animation showing the differences outlined above. Click on the image below to view.

Tomorrow we go through the steps that really do save lives….

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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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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.

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