…..and get into a comfortable position then turn on the AED. Follow the computer generated voice prompts, listen carefully and do exactly what the AED tells you to.
The cost of these machines and development of Public Access Defibrillation (PAD) programmes will hopefully result in more defibrillators being available in New Zealand.
In different parts of the world defibrillators have been made available to trained members of the public and place at identified local points to maximise their availability in areas where large numbers of people gather. The results have seen survival rates from Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) improve dramatically in recent times. The machines are critical in achieving increased survival outcomes from SCA.
Tomorrow we will look at link #5 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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