12 November 2009

Hypothermia


Any injury or incident in the outdoors can lead to hypothermia fairly quickly if not treated

What is Hypothermia?
Gradual Cooling of Body Core

What Causes Hypothermia?
Cold, Wet
Tired, Hungry
Dehydration, Stress


How Will I Recognise Hypothermia?
Shivering
Umbles - Stumbling, Mumbling, Fumbling, Grumbling
Shivering Stops


How Will I Treat Hypothermia?
Call Mountain Rescue
Dry Clothes, Lukewarm Drink
Survival Bag, Kissu/Group Shelter, Reassurance


How Will I Prevent Hypothermia?
Route Choice, Weather Awareness
Group Awareness, Fitness
Equipment, Food & Hot Drink


Early recognition and treatment is vital

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