…..someone describes or what you observe when arriving at the scene.
This information will inform and assist with decisions on the potential level of risk that may be present and subsequent actions taken to ensure safety.
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Today we look at using our senses as we approach a medical emergency. It is vital to gather a history of events leading up to our arrival, mentally visualise what has happened and identify possible unforeseen dangers that may be present. This process provides an advantage to the first responder and maybe the difference between an escalation of the situation and a positive, safe outcome.
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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Data and information are fact-checked against various recognised sources, including the New Zealand Resuscitation Council, Health Navigator New Zealand, St John, and other recognised entities specialising in the specific subject content. It should be noted that variances in protocols exist and where necessary are identified.