…..we need to call 111 immediately. Look for a medic alert.
You might see hives or welts, eyes, lips, face swelling. May have difficulty or noisy breathing, swelling of the tongue or tightness in the throat.
If they have medication for this then we can assist them to administer it. Stay with them, reassure them and let them know help is on the way.
An EpiPen is the best medication for a severe reaction. This is easy to use:
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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