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CPR on COVID-19 Positive or Suspected Patients
Social Distancing In COVID 19

Out of Hospital Cardiac Arrest On COVID-19 Positive:

  • Check if the scene is safe
  • Don PPE (Wear a face mask, preferably N95 respiratory. Recommend gloves, gown, and face shield, if available)
  • Limit the number of people around the victim. Non-essential people should be standing at least 6 feet away from the victim.
  • Check for response
  • If no response, i.e., unresponsive and lack of normal breathing, i.e., no breathing or gasping and no pulse (checking simultaneously) for up to 10 seconds.
  • Activate EMS (Emergency Medical Services or Emergency Response Team) inform them about suspected or positive COVID-19 victim and get or call for an AED (automated external defibrillator)

If the victim is COVID-19 negative or not suspected, then standard CPR algorithm is recommended.

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