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No-one looks forward to the day that they might have to administer CPR, especially with the heightened risks COVID-19 has brought, but it’s a skill that every crew member must know and be confident to use, at a moment’s notice.
COVID-19 most commonly spreads through droplets and aerosols, in close person-to-person contact and as there’s potential for cross infection during CPR, extra precautions must be taken to mitigate against these risks and better protect rescuers.
Drawing on the expertise of MedAire’s vast network of medical professionals, we have compiled some extra guidance around CPR practices (which will be included in our MedAire Tune-Up Training for customers).
Two elderly guests come onboard with pre-existing conditions, they’re already feeling slightly unwell – however have provided negative COVID-19 tests, as part of your vessel’s protocol. A few days into the trip, you hear a crash and find one of the guests unconscious on the floor.
What do you do?
1. Rapidly identify the need for CPR
EXPERT CARE, EVERYWHERE.
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