How are you feeling? Where is the pain? Have you had this before? Have you got any medication? Where is your medication?
What might you see:
Pale or blueness of the skin
They may say they have central chest pain (that may radiate down left or both arms, the jaw, throat or back)
Shortness of breath
How to treat:
Reassure the person
If medication is carried for the condition assist the person to use it
Place the person in a comfortable sitting position
If the condition persists for more than 10 minutes or you are concerned for the person’s welfare, Call 111
Stay with the person and reassure them
Treat for the worst, hope for the best
People with angina may identify a different type of pain to usual, if so treat as a heart attack
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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