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Hypothermia

HYPOTHERMIA CAN BE LIFE THREATENING. Signals include lower than normal body temperature, shivering, apathy, disorientation, drowsiness and then unconsciousness.

  1. Move the victim into a warm or sheltered area immediately.
  2. Check pulse and breathing.
  3. Get the victim out of wet clothes and replace with dry clothes, sleeping bag or blankets..
  4. Have the victim drink a warm, non-alcoholic, decaffeinated beverage if possible.
  5. Send someone to call 911 or seek medical aid..
 
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