Commence CPR: Adult, Child and Infant, 30 Chest Compressions to 2 Breaths. We should already have called 111 so help is on the way.
Check for airway obstruction and look for visible objects before each set of rescue breaths. If the you can see the obstruction reach in and pull it out. DO NOT PERFORM BLIND FINGER SWEEPS!
Keep repeating this procedure until the Emergency Services arrive and take over.
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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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