….. 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 body to prevent further heat loss
Tomorrow we will continue to look at managing a person who has become hypothermic.
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