…..their condition does not deteriorate again.
Where a person’s level of consciousness or alertness is changing, the condition has become potentially life-threatening. Medical assistance should therefore be organised as soon as possible. Warming a person gradually is vital. Remember that putting blankets on someone lying on a cold surface will not prevent further heat loss through the ground. In other words, warming a person starts from the ground up wherever possible provide insulation for the underside of a person’s body.
Remember to provide insulation to the underside of the person’s body to prevent further heat loss.
Tomorrow we will continue to look at managing a person who has become 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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