…..Recognising changes to weather conditions and temperature changes early is essential. Attempting to warm a cold or wet body is more difficult than taking early action to prevent it from happening in the first place. The availability of nutritional supplements and warm drinks is another way of maintaining body temperature. However, the most crucial component is awareness, knowledge of the day’s conditions, and the possibility of change to allow for full and proper planning and preparation.
Tomorrow we will continue to 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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