It is a simple fact that an ambulance cannot arrive quickly enough in most cases where Sudden Cardiac Arrest is present. Therefore, a family or community member is tasked with the delivery of effective Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), hoping that the cells and tissues of essential organs will be kept oxygenated to buy time until the emergency medical services arrive. In essence, it is members of the community that play the most significant role in the chain’s first part.
Learn more about the Chain of Survival in tomorrows Tip of the Day.
We continue to offer two free tools to help in a medical emergency simply click the images below and you will be taken to a digital version of the tool this can be saved or downloaded for printing. Feel free to print as many as you need and share with family and friends.
Check out the current guidelines below for changes in delivering CPR during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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.