…..because they are prepared to manage an emergency and have the right equipment. Placing something over a bleeding wound will mean not having to look at the blood, applying pressure to that wound and the treatment of bleeding is underway. Remember, the emergency services are a phone call away. All the emergency services are trained to manage heavy bleeding and take this type of condition seriously.
Severe blood loss results in the brain being deprived of enough oxygen to function. In situations involving significant trauma, such as on-road incidents, a person may lose blood rapidly. Where significant amounts of blood are lost, the person will experience shock.
Tomorrow we will look at dealing with an amputation….
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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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