…..(ILCOR) found the method to be the fastest way of cooling adults under these conditions. They describe other passive methods such as moving a person to a cooler environment and removing clothing to be a far slower way of reducing a person’s body temperature. This was “compared to other active cooling methods (e.g. ice packs, cold showers, ice sheets/towels, fanning, evaporative cooling, cooling vests and jackets)”.
As a result, the guideline was amended in March 2020 to include immersion in water for further information click on the link New Zealand Resuscitation Council.
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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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