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…..hundred to one hundred and twenty compressions per minute.
Try to keep your back straight. The easiest way to achieve this is to keep your elbows locked as you push down onto the chest. The only movement needed is from the hips as you lean forward. Remember the chest must be allowed to return to its normal position before the next compression is initiated. However, the hands should not leave the chest to avoiding bouncing movements. The guidelines state, “Inadequate compression depth is definitely associated with poor outcomes.” As a result the guideline “places greater importance on adequate compression depth.”
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 chest compressions and 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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Data and information are fact-checked against various recognised sources, including the New Zealand Resuscitation Council, Health Navigator New Zealand, St John, and other recognised entities specialising in the specific subject content. It should be noted that variances in protocols exist and where necessary are identified.