What might you see:
Pale or blueness of the skin
They may say they have central chest pain (often described as squeezing, gripping or heavy)
Pain that may radiate down left or both arms, the jaw, throat or back
Anxious, scared or in denial
Shortness of breath
How to treat:
Reassure the person
Assist with the person’s medication if available
Place the person in a comfortable sitting position
Consider giving the person an aspirin to chew (check first that they are NOT allergic to aspirin)
Stay with the person and reassure them
Be prepared for breathing to stop or the person to become unconscious
Chest pain may not always be present
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.
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