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…..a reduction in the blood supply. It is essential to seek medical attention quickly as decompression sickness can be fatal when not treated urgently. The same effect can also be caused by helium used by deep-sea divers who use a mixture of gases containing helium.
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 continue to look at issues for divers who have breathed compressed gas and take a closer look at a condition known as pulmonary barotrauma.
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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