A quick reminder that choking can happen to anyone at any time. We know how many people die from choking through medical records; what we do not know are choking instances where people survive as they are rarely reported. Ensure children are sitting when eating and not running around with food in their mouths (especially at BBQ’s) unsupervised this will help reduce the instances during the summer months. Obstructive airways are life-threatening emergencies. If working in a care setting, having an individual plan for each service user is critical, especially when there are mobility issues. For example, the plan may include having two staff members available for one person at mealtimes.
Today we are offering our Choking Poster to download FREE of charge. Simply click on the image below, and you will be taken to a new window where it can be downloaded.
It is Monday, do not forget the Mission reminder to check your first aid kits and defibrillators to ensure they are ready for any emergencies that may arise in the week ahead.
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.