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…..coordination issues with their vision, shock and altered levels of consciousness may also be present. Less commonly, people experience a mottled skin rash, complain of feeling itchy and present with swollen lymph nodes. Professional classification for decompression sickness is grouped with symptoms affecting the skin, musculoskeletal, and lymphatic systems classed as type 1, sometimes referred to as the ‘bends’. Whilst type 2 categorises a person experiencing symptoms affecting the nervous system. It is sometimes referred to as the ‘chokes’.
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 signs and symptoms of 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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