It is important to always check the scene and ensure your safety first. Remember to stay alert so you are able to identify and assist in an emergency.
2020 Interim Guidance for suspected or confirmed COVID-19 patients: Put on PPE immediately & limit the personnel around you after you verify that the scene is safe.
It is critical to understand that dialing 9-1-1 is one of the most important steps you can take to save another’s life.
PPE includes: Gloves, Goggles (eye protection) Gown, Lab Coat or Apron, Shoe Covers, Face Shields / Masks, and Cap
With the widespread COVID-19 pandemic, and the probability of an increase in cardiac arrests, interim 2020 AHA guidelines for CPR were released in April.
Many healthcare providers work close to patients who may be suspected or confirmed to have COVID-19. They also have the highest risk profession for contracting the disease. These modifications were made in an effort to:
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