Rest: Rest the injured part
Ice: Apply ice for twenty minutes every hour (do not allow the ice to come in contact with the skin)
Compression: Apply a compression dressing to the injured part
Elevation: Elevate the injured limb, hereby reducing blood flow and reducing bruising
Diagnosis: Get the injury diagnosed by a qualified medical practitioner if the pain or swelling has not reduced significantly within 48 hours
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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