…..make a second quick safety check to make sure no one is touching the patient, and then push the button. The machine confirms “shock delivered”. You have now successfully used the defibrillator. Listen to the device for further guidance and instruction. There are no reports of users being harmed when using a defibrillator in wet conditions. Listen below to how a real defibrillator sounds and the types of instructions it provides when in use.
The American Heart Association have developed a great animation showing the differences outlined above, click the image below to view.
Tomorrow we will continue to look at defibrillation……
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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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