…..drinks, chocolate or anything sweet. Carbohydrates will assist the body to generate heat. After eating or drinking something, encourage the person to make gentle movements with their legs and arms. It will help with the warming process, and they can do this from a sitting position. The use of body contact can also reduce heat loss with a group of people surrounding the hypothermic person.
Remember to provide insulation to the underside of the person’s body to prevent further heat loss.
Tomorrow we will look at managing a person with reduced levels of consciousness 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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