Pain in neck or back
Tingling, numbness or loss of control over limbs
Headache or dizziness
Obtain the history, what has happened? Have they fallen from height? Motor vehicle accident? etc If you suspect a neck or spinal injury, call 111. Control any bleeding.
Ensure that the person’s airway is open.
Handle the person, with attention to spinal alignment, in order to minimise harm.
Immobilise the person’s head and restrict their movements as best you can.
Do not unnecessarily move the injured person.
Keep a conscious person as comfortable as possible.
If the person is breathing but unconscious, place them in the recovery position.
Tomorrow we will continue with the quiz. Have a go, see if you get the right answer ????…..
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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.
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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