…..delayed until the arrival of oxygen or any other pieces of equipment. Where a person is not breathing, normally, the administration of oxygen via mouth to mask, bag-valve-mask or an available positive pressure oxygen delivery system is acceptable, providing the administering personnel are trained and qualified.
The guideline recommends anybody needing supplemental oxygen therapy in a first aid environment requires assessment by a health care professional, so “an ambulance must be sent for.”
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 continue with our look at the use of oxygen therapy at a medical emergency.
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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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