…..lying on the ground. If a limb is bruised and there is no external bleeding present, apply a cold compress (remember, do not allow ice to come directly into contact with the skin).
Where the injury is severe, seek medical advice. If an ambulance has been called while waiting, manage any other injuries present, loosen any tight clothing, manage any bystanders and offer plenty of reassurance to the person. Avoid giving anything to eat, drink or smoke. If thirsty, moisten the person’s lips.
Tomorrow we will look at a nose 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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