…..can prove difficult to distinguish from several other conditions. However, there is no requirement to diagnose these medical conditions from a first aider perspective because many present with similar signs (something you can see) and symptoms (something a person tells you). It is more important that the need for urgent medical care is recognised rather than trying to work out the type of illness present. In other words, the majority of us are not doctors, and therefore we cannot diagnose.
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 management of the seriously ill person.
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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