…..scene, looking for dangers, what is involved, how many potential patients, what is needed?
T stands for THINK – Has someone called 111, do I have a first aid kit, can I cope?
O stands for OBSERVE – Continue to observe for any potential dangers! Always be aware that things can change at any time.
P stands for PROTECT – Use universal precautions, plastic gloves for your hands (plastic bags if not), a non return mouth shield if you need to start CPR.
“Dead Hero’s Can’t Save Lives”
Tomorrow we will look at Universal Precautions….
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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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