…..try and flush the item from the eye. To do this you should place the affected eye on the downside and irrigate with water or a saline solution if available.
If there is an object embedded into the eye, then DO NOT pull it out. Stabilise and pad around the object then cover both eyes. Call 111 and treat the person for shock, stay with them, reassure and monitor them. Eye injuries can be very frightening.
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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