…..behaviour, notably becoming drowsy or agitated.
Avoid putting anything in a child’s mouth to see their throat. It will likely make their symptoms worse. Also, avoid giving a child cough medicines. It will make the airway smaller and will dry up any mucus,
Healthline New Zealand currently recommends it if a person has any respiratory symptoms, including a cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, head cold or loss of smell, with or without fever, to stay at home. Call your GP or Healthline’s dedicated COVID-19 number 0800 358 5453 to check whether you need to be tested for COVID-19.
For further information and support, please talk to your doctor or practice nurse. You can also phone Healthline on 0800 611 116 for advice.
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 take a look at another condition, epiglottitis.
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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