…..where the blood is originating from. Bright red and frothy blood that results from coughing suggests that it is coming from the lungs. Blood produced from vomiting can also be bright red but may also be dark brown in appearance, often described as looking like coffee grounds.
Bleeding may be found in a person’s urine or coming directly from the penis or vagina. Bleeding may occur from the rectum. Its appearance may be bright red or look like black tar. Be aware that shock is also likely to occur when bleeding is heavy.
Tomorrow we will look at how to treat a person where Internal Bleeding is suspected….
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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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