…..diminish as the condition develops. As the child improves, the cough typically loosens. Croup is an airborne virus passed by droplets as a result of coughing or sneezing. It remains contagious for between four to six days.
Croup in some children can come on rapidly, especially at night. It applies particularly to children that already have asthma. However, the sudden onset tends to settle after an hour or so.
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 management of croup.
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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