….. 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 body to prevent further heat loss
Tomorrow we will at managing a person with reduced levels of consciousness who has become hypothermic.
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