…..responding as soon as possible.
It is essential to the chances of surviving SCA that the person’s collapse is identified as early as possible, it is recognised that they are not breathing and that there are no signs of life present being of paramount importance.
The emphasis then switches and depends heavily upon the rescuers response to the situation in order to activate the following links in the chain.
Tomorrow we will look at the next link in the Chain of Survival….
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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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