…..feel cold to touch. May be confused, disorientated, shivering and as condition worsens the shivering may stop. Call 111.
Warm and dry the person where possible. Treat for shock and lay the person flat and keep them warm. Where possible, a blanket underneath them to avoid heat loss through the ground. Stay with them, reassure them and monitor their condition until help arrives.
Avoid giving any alcohol, tobacco, tea or coffee. Avoid any sudden movements and warming them too quickly.
DO NOT RUB THE PERSON.
If their condition worsens then be prepared to begin CPR.
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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