Early Defibrillation is the fourth and weakest link in the Chain of Survival. Accessing a defibrillator in a medical emergency in the community is not always easy. Public access is improving as you may notice machines appearing in Malls, takeaways and sports clubs. However, we still have a long way to go, and obtaining access to the machines 24/7 is more of a challenge. Below are a couple of examples of how redundant phone boxes in the UK have been utilised.
Learn more about the Chain of Survival in tomorrows Tip of the Day.
It has already been mentioned in today’s tip about using the AED Locations app; click on the image to learn more about finding out where your nearest defibrillator is located.
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.