…..call taker and the ambulance crew knowing where the exact location is, then finding the emergency quickly upon their arrival.
It is a simple fact that in the majority of cases where SCA is present an ambulance cannot arrive quickly enough. Therefore, the rescuer is tasked with the delivery of effective Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), in the hope that the cells and tissues of essential organs will be kept oxygenated in order to buy time until the emergency medical services arrive.
Tomorrow we will look at link #3 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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