…..series of manual co-ordinated chest compressions delivered by the rescuer. Next the rescuer supplies oxygen to the person because breathing has ceased or has become ineffective.
As mentioned previously when a person is in this condition, is not breathing, and their heart has stopped, they are effectively dead, and no matter how well or how poorly the CPR is performed, you cannot make a dead person any worse.
The only possible results from a rescuer performing CPR is that either the person will stay dead or the treatment given will result in the person’s condition improving.
Tomorrow we will look at link #4 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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