Answer below: Used in all medical emergencies and depending upon what is found dictates how far into the assessment a rescuer proceeds. For example, CPR is commenced if normal breathing is not present, and unless the person starts breathing normally again, no further progress through the list is made.
3 Send for help
4 Open airway
5 Normal breathing
9 Recovery position
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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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