…..available, towels, tea-towels or items of clothing will suffice as a dressing. If the bleeding does not stop, apply a second dressing and, if available, a tighter bandage over the wound. If blood still seeps through the dressing, make sure the padding and bandage are correctly applied directly over the wound.
The New Zealand Resuscitation Council recommend, “if not, it may be necessary to remove the pad(s) to ensure that specific bleeding point has not been missed. Applying firmer pressure, only using 1-2 pads over a small area, will achieve greater pressure over the bleeding point than continuing to layer up further pads”.
If the bleeding is not controlled, where possible, ask the person to lie down and try to stay still, minimise movement of a bleeding limb. Call 111.
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Tomorrow we will continue to look at bleeding and dealing with an embedded object…..
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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