New Guidance for Resuscitation During COVID-19 Pandemic

Resus Council Releases New Guidelines

Notable additions are

  • Advice not to listen for breathing at the patients mouth when checking for signs of life

  • State COVID risk to 2222

  • Minimise number of staff in the room

  • Need for full PPE (gown, gloves, eye mask, FFP3) before CPR

  • Start with chest compressions-only CPR

  • Fully AGP PPE equip persons to secure airway and undertake bag mask valve ventilation

Full guideline shown below and further details from Resus Council here.

Published by Dr Rachel Coles, paediatric trainee, on 25th March 2020

Contact covid@medshr.net with further resources and any questions.

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