Call 111. Warm and dry the person where possible.
Moving the person to a warm, dry shelter as soon as possible. Keep the person lying flat and minimise their physical activity.
Removing any wet clothing and replace with dry clothes and protect the person against wind and
draughts. Warm up slowly.
Stay with them and reassure them. Report any changes in condition to the emergency services.
A good tip to remember for Hypothermia/Hyperthermia:
Hypothermia (too cold): Po is low, warm up slow
Hyperthermia (too hot): Per is high, cool down fast
Tomorrow we will continue with the quiz. Have a go, see if you get the right answer 😊…..
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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.
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