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…..approach the person cautiously, speak again, then reach out, grasp and squeeze the shoulder nearest to you, preferably maintaining an arm’s length between you and the person you are checking on. Do not start shaking the person or cause movement that may aggravate an injury. We do not recommend reaching across a person to squeeze both shoulders. If the person still fails to respond or provides only a minimal response like groaning without their eyes opening, they should be treated as unconscious.
*Please note the current published CPR guidance below applicable during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Tomorrow we will continue to look at the steps to follow when resuscitation is required.
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