…..bleeding. Pulling it out will often cause further wound damage.
Where bleeding is not controlled by direct pressure, alternative methods of bleeding control should be sought. In recent times the use of an arterial tourniquet has once more become acceptable. A tourniquet should only be used if a person has been trained in its use. Currently, this piece of equipment is considered to be outside the scope of first aid training.
Tomorrow we will continue our look at Bleeding and look at Internal Bleeding….
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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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