…..severe. Direct pressure is the primary way to control bleeding. Pressure can be applied either directly onto or around the bleeding source.
In a life-threatening bleed, controlling the bleeding becomes the priority treatment over both airway and breathing interventions.
Our new topic starts today and looks at bleeding and it’s management. Many people struggle with the sight of blood. One technique is to initially cover the bleeding site so you are not focusing on the would or the bleeding. Focus on communicating with the person who is bleeding.
Tomorrow we will look at managing a Bleed….
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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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