………advice. Do not try to pull it out. Ideally, clean the area around the wound thoroughly with an alcohol wipe; if that is not available, use warm soapy water. Let the damaged area around it dry, then cover it with a sterile dressing. Check the injury at least daily for signs of infection (redness, heat or pus). After each check, replace the sterile dressing.
Check the person is immunised against tetanus and that their cover is up to date (10 years). If not, ensure their GP is contacted.
Still available is our FREE Choking poster click on the image to go to the download site.
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.