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…..chest compressions only. If there is a self-inflating bag-mask on-site, this is the safest way to provide ventilation. The new poisoning guideline states, “inhaled poisons are unlikely to pose a risk during mouth-to-mouth ventilation unless the person is contaminated with the liquid form of the inhaled poison*.
*Actions for Survival recommends that protective breathing shields are always used when rescue breathing. These will be found in first aid kits but can be purchased on their own from health and safety shops. Below are the current guidelines for CPR during the COVID-19 crisis.
Tomorrow we will focus on the management of specific poisons.
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