…..a failure to hold the airway open. People often remove their hands so they can get lower when checking. However, it is essential to remember to keep them in place and maintain an open airway for all ages. The check should be a quick assessment of the person’s breathing status. Once established, the rescuer has the necessary information to decide what to do next.
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.
Tomorrow we will continue to look at the steps to follow when resuscitation is required.
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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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