…..injury to yourself and to protect their neck and spine is to follow these steps:
Position the person’s arm nearest you straight up.
Bend the person’s knee furthest from you.
Place the person’s hand of the furthest arm on their ear nearest you.
Holding their hand in place, grasp the top of the person’s knee and pull them towards you.
Their body should roll over quite easily and into the recovery position.
Stay with them and continue to reassure and monitor their condition until help arrives.
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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