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…..duration than the opioid that was consumed. As a result, whilst the person appears to have recovered, their condition may deteriorate rapidly without warning. Travelling to the hospital by ambulance is strongly recommended as the person may experience sudden respiratory distress.
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 conclude our review of the new first aid management of opioid overdose.
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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