Apply direct pressure to an external bleed: Using a sterile dressing, if available, apply pressure using hands and placed directly over the wound. Other items that can be used e.g. tea towel, towel, t-shirt, nappy etc.
If the bleeding continues apply a second dressing ensuring it is directly over the wound. If you are unable to control the bleeding call 111.
IF TRAINED, the use of tourniquet can be used for Life Threatening Bleeding Only!
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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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