…..a supply of oxygen. If this process proves ineffective, then a tracheostomy may be considered to bypass the epiglottis and deliver oxygen directly to the lungs. Once stabilised and tests have been undertaken, any underlying infections will be managed using antibiotics. It takes approximately a week for most people to recover from epiglottitis when a diagnosis and treatments are introduced in the condition’s early stages.
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.
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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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