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Answer below:

Questions to ask:

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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Data and information are fact-checked against various recognised sources, including the New Zealand Resuscitation Council, Health Navigator New Zealand, St John, and other recognised entities specialising in the specific subject content. It should be noted that variances in protocols exist and where necessary are identified.

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