…..check for danger (assess and manage risks to the rescuer and others. This may mean moving the person in need).” In other words and our strong recommendation (to what appears to be conflicting advice) is to ensure your safety, bystander safety and that of the non-responsive person first. If it is considered unsafe to proceed with CPR, then it should not commence. Your safety MUST always come first.
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 look at what the new guideline has to say about risks concerning disease transmission during the delivery of CPR.
Still available is a selection of our FREE resources click on the image to go to the download site.
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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