…..if the object has been in place for a significant period. Failure to remove the weight will likely lead to permanent damage to the immediate area and surrounding tissue.
Be aware there may also be other injuries present. Treat bleeding as a priority by applying direct pressure to the site of any wound. Place the person into a position of comfort, listen to what they are telling you. Where arms or legs are injured, support them using cushions or the like and try to minimise movement where possible. Monitor the person for changes in their condition and offer reassurance.
Tomorrow we will look at crush injuries….
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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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