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Managing an Emergency

Priorities in an Emergency Early recognition is a key step in initiating early management of an emergency situation.1 In all emergencies, the rescuer should: • quickly assess the situation • ensure safety for the rescuer, person in need and bystanders (this may mean moving the person in need) • send for help (call an ambulance).…
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ARC – Basic Life Support update

Basic Life Support The only change to the ANZCOR BLS guidelines in light of the release of the ILCOR Consensus on Science and Treatment Recommendations is related to rate of chest compressions and this has changed from “approximately 100” to “100 to 120 compressions per minute”. ANZCOR acknowledges that compression rates will vary between and within…
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