…..of that first aid kit. A basic kit should contain suitable equipment to manage cuts, scratches, puncture wounds and splinters. Additional equipment should also be present to cover soft tissue injury, minor burns, fractures and shock. Sealable plastic bags should be included for the safe disposal of contaminated equipment. A resuscitation face shield and protective gloves should also be an essential component of any basic first aid kit.
Worksafe New Zealand provides the following diagram detailing the content of a basic workplace first aid kit. Click the image to see more of the Worksafe website.
Tomorrow we will continue our look at First Aid Kits……
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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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