…..the person unresponsive? If the answer is yes, then move onto the second question. Is the person breathing normally? If the answer is no, start chest compressions straight away.
Checking for a pulse to determine the need for resuscitation is no longer appropriate and not part of current training protocols.
Tomorrow we continue our review of the new updated chest compressions guideline.
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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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Data and information are fact-checked against various recognised sources, including the New Zealand Resuscitation Council, Health Navigator New Zealand, St John, and other recognised entities specialising in the specific subject content. It should be noted that variances in protocols exist and where necessary are identified.