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Hypothermia

Hypothermia

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Hypothermia
No previously healthy person should die of hypothermia after they have been rescued and treatment has been started."
Cameron C. Bangs, M.D. The Mountaineers 1986
 
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Describe the regulation of temperature by the hypothalamus
Discuss effects of cold exposure.
Discuss hypothermia causes, signs and symptoms and prevention
Discuss management and specific re-warming methods in the field
 
Hypothermia -definition
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A state of low body temperature,specifically a low C
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 temperature (< 35º C) andconfirmed with a low readingthermometer.
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Temperatures below 30º Cindicate severe hypothermia
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NCY; lifethreatening condition.

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