Mouth- to-stoma is rarely required, but it is important to know that life can still be saved using this technique. If the stoma or tube becomes blocked the use of back blows and chest thrusts is advised to try and move the obstruction
Once again today we find ourselves witnessing the impact of COVID-19 on our communities your safety must come first if you find yourself in a situation where CPR is required always consider your safety first.
A reminder of the Monday Mission and check first aid kits (particularly for face shields or face masks) and defibrillators to ensure they are ready for the week ahead should they be needed in a medical emergency.
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.