Training Of HCWs On Special Precautions For Performing CPR On COVID-19 Patients

  • Skill Level
    intermediate
  • Lectures
    1 Video
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    2,978 students

What you'll learn

With the growing threat of COVID-19 hitting the world, the enthusiasm of gaining awareness on this pandemic has become routine among the normal individual. The COVID-19 pandemic has sparked an unprecedented wave of research, data sharing and open science as the scientific world seeks to understand the disease, track its spread and analyze the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19. The WHO estimates an average mortality rate of 3.4%, which is around 100 times higher than flu — but do note that average is across age brackets. read more »»

Current evidence suggests that the fatality rate from Covid-19 ranges from 9% to 19% for older individuals, as well as for people with conditions such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and cancer and those who are immunocompromised. Even if you are not at high risk yourself, we still all have a public health obligation to take interventions that will prevent spread and overwhelm the health care system.This can only be possible if we have a thorough and exhaustive knowledge on COVID 19 which can help us to implement it in our day to day life.

As COVID is a respiratory infection and can spread from animals to humans and humans to humans, it has progressively become a pandemic in a short period which awakens us to build up knowledge to how to break the chain of COVID 19. The WHO has categorized cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) as an aerosol generating procedure, requiring the wearing of respirator masks and other personal protective equipment (PPE). Delaying the delivery of chest compression’s and defibrillation for up to several minutes for health-care workers to don personal protective equipment (PPE) will reduce the likelihood of patient survival. This course gives an insight into specific precautions to be taken by HCW’s in performing CPR procedures for COVID patients.

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