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…..much-needed air. As the person panics and uses every muscle in an attempt to survive, fatigue sets in. The lack of oxygen leads to inevitable unconsciousness. Eventually, their blood pressure falls, and cardiac arrest follows soon after.
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 will look at the management of the drowning victim.
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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