…..focus on de-escalating excitable situations it will make managing the scene considerably easier and safer for all.
Try and give bystanders tasks, such as directing or stopping traffic, getting blankets, calling for help or waiting for help to arrive then directing the emergency vehicle to the scene.
Dead heroes can’t save lives.
Medical emergencies are often scenes of differing emotions and alternative behaviour that might not be expected under normal circumstances. Communication skills will often come to the fore. Finding ways to get the best from the people present makes a huge difference in creating positive outcomes.
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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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