…..chemicals as safe as possible. Directing how chemicals should be marked, stored and used are all part of workplace health and safety requirements. Where hazardous chemicals are present, there is a requirement that a Safety Data Sheet is in place for each substance. This document includes details for managing an incident where a person has had contact with the chemical and the specific treatment required.
When managing electrical burns:
- Isolate the power supply.
- Commence CPR if required.
- Cover and cool the site of the burn.
When managing thermal burns:
- Stop the burning.
- Cool the site of the burn.
- Cover the burn.
STOP and assess the scene.
THINK, have I got the necessary equipment available to manage this emergency. Has anybody called the emergency services?
OBSERVE, are there any dangers to me, bystanders the victim?
PROTECT yourself at all times and keep re-evaluating the dangers throughout the emergency.
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Tomorrow we will continue to look at Chemical Burns….
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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.