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Weekly Communique # 28

22 October, 2020
WEEK IN REVIEW SAVING LIVES SAFELY: New CPR flowcharts published today The Taskforce, in partnership with the Infection Control Expert Group (ICEG), has published new clinical flowcharts to guide clinicians and trained first aid responders in delivering potentially lifesaving CPR as safely as possible. Preparedness for CPR during the COVID-19 pandemic CPR of adults with COVID-19 in healthcare settings Basic life support...
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Saving lives safely: Adj Clin Prof Simon Craig on adult CPR in healthcare settings during COVID-19.

22 October, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has raised significant concerns about healthcare provider safety. In particular, clinicians have had to grapple with what is safe, or not safe to do in...
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Saving lives safely: Prof Peter Morley on Basic Life Support in the community during COVID-19.

22 October, 2020
Emerging data suggests that survival rates for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest have fallen during the COVID-19 pandemic, and this may be because first responders are delaying commence of CPR...
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Saving lives safely during COVID-19: CPR flowcharts explained

22 October, 2020
Why were the flowcharts developed? The Taskforce received feedback from hospital and community representatives citing a hesitation to commence resuscitation of people in cardiac arrest during the COVID-19...
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Saving lives safely: Taskforce issues guidance on CPR during the pandemic

22 October, 2020
Healthcare workers and trained first aid responders are being urged not to delay commencing cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The National COVID-19 Clinical Evidence Taskforce,...
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