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…..poor techniques, there is a risk of air passing into the stomach. The result will likely lead to vomiting.
Best practice suggests two trained rescuers manage the ventilation process, one person maintaining the airway and ensuring an adequate mask seal while the other uses the bag. This use of this device is considered beyond the scope of basic first aid training but may still be seen used in the workplace.
*Please note the current published CPR guidance below applicable during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Tomorrow we will continue to look at rescue breathing and how to perform mouth to neck stoma (a hole in the front of the neck) breathing in a life-threatening emergency.
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