A 46 year old man presents to the Emergency Department with fever and shortness of breath. He is immediately isolated suspecting coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) infection due to a contact with his wife who was tested positive for COVID-19 in the previous week. On examination he is is tachypnoeic (46 bpm), tachycardic (130 bpm), hypotensive (84/32 mmHg), hypoxaemic (O2 Saturation 77%) temperature of 39ºC and bilateral infiltrates in the chest XR. During the assessment the patient deteriorates and a cardiac arrest call is placed in absence of pulse. Which of the following statements are CORRECT regarding cardiopulmonar resuscitation?:
a) Chest compressions should be started immediately only if full advanced personal protective equipment is worn: TRUE/FALSE.
b) Avoid mouth-to-mouth ventilation but you can use until the resuscitation team arrives a pocket mask if available: TRUE/FALSE.
c) Bag - mask ventilation should be performed immediately once the hypoxic cardiac arrest can be reversed: TRUE/FALSE.
d) When patient returns to spontaneous circulation keep the Yankauer suction tube placed under the patient’s pillow for further assistance: TRUE/FALSE.
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