…..straight as possible whilst at the same time minimising movement of the head and neck. Please note airway management will always take precedence over a spinal injury. Where a person is non-responsive and not breathing normally, removal from the water should be undertaken as rapidly as possible using whatever method is required.
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 continue to look at other issues related to drowning.
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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