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Effective Immediately - Temporary Basic Life Saving Procedures

Date: June 3, 2020


MEC Safety, Health and Security Committee

Effective immediately, in an effort to prevent the spreading of infection during the COVID-19 crisis, the company has implemented temporary basic-life saving (BLS) procedures.

A Temporary Basic Life Saving (BLS) Procedure Reference Guide (ERG) is now available in the Content Locker section of your Link, modifying the current Adult CPR procedures currently outlined in our eFAOM. Flight Attendants are encouraged to become familiar with the new temporary procedure prior to their next flight. The BLS temporary procedures include the following:

  • Modifies the current Adult CPR procedures outlined in the eFAOM, including the introduction of compression only CPR that eliminates the requirement of using two rescue breaths as a part in between compressions. A licensed medical professional may still be permitted to provide rescue breaths, if necessary. AED procedures remain unchanged and should be followed as outlined in the eFAOM.

  • Adds the requirement of wearing a face mask/shield, located in the Infection Control Kit, when conducting CPR on an Adult, Child, or Infant. A face mask/shield is also required when responding to a choking customer, or when providing oxygen from a portable oxygen bottle (POB).

  • Requires that a customer wear a mask over the device being used to administer oxygen.

Resources

Link > Content Locker > Safety > Temporary Basic Life Saving (BLS) Procedure Reference Guide

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