…..placing the amputated part into a plastic bag.
Place the bag into another bag with ice in it. DO NOT allow the ice to come into direct contact with the amputated part.
If you are able then label the bag with the person’s name and keep it where you know it is so you can hand over to the emergency services.
Stay with the person and continue to reassure and monitor their condition until help arrives.
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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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