Ensure you know the goals of care for your patient.
Wear PPE according to local facility and current NSW COVID-19 guidance.
Start BLS immediately using combined contact and droplet precautions.
** Aerosol generating procedures (AGP) must not be performed until all responders within the patient zone are wearing PPE for airborne precautions.
This information was sourced from the National COVID-19 Clinical Evidence Taskforce, CPR for adults with COVID-19 in healthcare settings - clinical flowcharts (accessed 1 July 2021) See
Agency for Clinical Innovation (ACI) Intensive Care NSW.
Dr Nigel Lyons, Deputy Secretary, Health System Strategy and Planning, NSW Ministry of Health.
To support adult intensive care and ward staff with surge in COVID-19 pandemic.