…..I cope, am I ready to deal with this, have I got a first aid kit.
O is for Observe – Observe for dangers, these can be bodily fluids, glass, petrol, electricity, water, people etc.
P is for Protect – Protect yourself using universal precautions, surgical gloves for your hands, mouth shield for CPR, plastic bags for hands if no gloves available etc.
You are the most person at the scene and your safety must come first.
Remember, Dead hero’s can’t save lives!
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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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