…..finger sweep to remove the object. Following chest compressions, if the obstruction is still not visible, give two rescue breaths and 30 chest compressions.
Before each set of breaths, check again to see if the object has been dislodged and now visible. Remove it if possible.
A person who has a severe airway obstruction may quickly lapse into unconsciousness. This is due to not enough air entering the lungs. Even if they appear to be breathing, CPR should commence. The chest compressions will hopefully assist in moving the obstruction so allowing more air to enter the lungs. Remember to call 111.
Tomorrow we will have our last look at Choking….
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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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