…..on medication for blood pressure and had an angina spray but had not complained of any chest pain. His personal details and contact phone number for his daughter are presented to the ambulance crew.
The ambulance crew record the details before commencing some tests. They show Bob’s blood pressure to be low. Bob is then placed in the ambulance and taken to the hospital. The information gathered during this period is vital, especially if the person in difficulty were to become unresponsive. The information gathered at the scene was passed onto the ambulance crew. This, in turn, will be passed on to the medical team at the hospital. This chain of events is something a first responder will often start and becomes the foundation for the whole care process.
Tomorrow we will look at the impact of the interruption in blood supply to the heart…..
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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