…..left side below the arm pit. As shown in the picture below:
For Children and Infants: If the AED does not have a paediatric mode or paediatric pads then it is reasonable to proceed with standard adult AED pads.
Ensure the pads do not touch each other on the child’s chest.
If the pads are too large (a particular risk in younger children and infants) and there
is a danger of pad-to-pad arcing, use the front-back position: one pad placed
on the upper back (between the shoulder blades) and the other pad on the front of the chest, if
possible slightly to the left. As shown in the picture below:
Click on this link to watch a CPR demonstration video: CPR video
It is very important that we do CPR as soon as we establish that the person is not breathing. By doing so you are keeping the oxygenated blood in their body circulating around their vital organs until you can get access to a defibrillator. Once the AED arrives this needs to be attached immediately.
Tomorrow we will look at where to locate an AED….
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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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