…..cannot get up. Infants, and children, may also be at risk, where inadequate heating, clothing, or food is available. Others who may also be vulnerable include those with mental illness and people who go out in cold weather whose judgement is impaired by drugs or alcohol. Hypothermia is a severe avoidable condition that kills by taking simple precautions; it is preventable.
Remember to provide insulation to the underside of the person’s body to prevent further heat loss.
More information about preparing and planning outdoor walks and activities can be found at the New Zealand Mountain Safety Council website. Remember to stay safe out there!
Tomorrow we will start our look at Hyperthermia….
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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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