New CPR guidelines to reduce the risks of COVID-19 infection

When a potentially SARS-CoV-2-positive patient arrests at a medical practice, there are additional dangers to consider

Jim, 75 years old, is a new patient, visiting from out of town to see a friend. His chief complaint is nausea and shortness of breath that developed overnight.

Jim is a somewhat vague historian, stating he has “heart problems” and takes a “yellow pill” for his blood pressure, a “white one” for his cholesterol and a spray under his tongue for when he has chest pain or dyspnoea.

He has used this today, with only limited effect.

Jim has no known drug allergies.

He is a retired banker, still enjoys the odd