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…..the possibility of it ceasing altogether, leading to cardiac arrest. The guideline recommends CPR is commenced promptly for those who are unconscious and not breathing normally. It also goes on to recommend the administration of naloxone from members of the community who have undertaken “appropriate training in the context of naloxone availability programmes.”
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 the drug naloxone and the ingestion of opioids.
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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