…..on the chest, armpits, and neck to further reduce heat loss. Where available, responders should consider placing warm water bottles on the chest, armpits, and neck to reduce heat loss further.
Lowered levels of consciousness is a critical indicator that immediate medical assistance is required. When outdoors and isolated, the focus must be on requesting rapid evacuation.
Remember to provide insulation to the underside of the body to prevent further heat loss.
Tomorrow we will have our last look at Hypothermia……
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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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