Now focus upon providing reassurance and monitor the person for changes in appearance, colour and temperature. Regularly check their breathing and verbal responses for and noticeable changes or events the person tells you about.
In tomorrow’s tip, we will look at the arrival of the emergency services and the handover.
Causes of shock
(4) Blockages that affect blood flow. The fourth major cause of shock is a blockage that affects blood flow to and from the heart. This may be caused by a punctured lung resulting in pressure increasing within the chest, making it more difficult for blood flow to return to the heart.
Another cause leading to disruption of blood flow is a blood clot occurring in the lung. A weakened heart muscle may also cause complications caused by a significant injury. The build-up of blood surrounding the heart would also impact the movement of blood.
During pregnancy, there is a possibility the large abdominal veins become compressed by the uterus.
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.