Try to remove your friend from the area of stress, if they will let you.
Encourage your friend to slow down their breathing rate. Try to get them to breathe in through the mouth and out of the nose until symptoms disappear.
Take charge of the situation, be gentle but firm and remain understanding.
If the episode continues seek medical advice.
If a person has a history of breathing problems or you are in doubt, Call 111 anyway.
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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