…..Normal body temperature is usually judged to be around 37 degrees celsius. Hypothermia is considered to be present when the bodies core temperature falls below 35 degrees celsius. When this happens, the body enters survival mode, closing down non-essential functions, including the supply of blood to the limbs. As a result, the person’s movements will become uncoordinated and clumsy. A failure to address the loss of body heat will result in continued slow down of body functions, eventually leading to death.
Tomorrow we will look at things to look out for as someone becomes hypothermic….
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Currently, there are temporary changes to the steps to be followed in resuscitation. These can be found in the video below or by clicking here to see the New Zealand Resuscitation Council temporary guideline recommendation.
Click the link to go to the New Zealand Resuscitation Council Covid-19 recommended modifications for delivering resuscitation whilst the pandemic remains a threat. Click play to see a short video outlining CPR modifications that should be followed during the pandemic.
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