Treating Symptoms

  1. Slowly restore warmth

  • Bring person indoors
  • Never drench person in warm water – doing so may cause heart arrhythmia
  • Any items used to bring temperature up wrap with cloth (do not expose directly on skin)
  • Dry person – remove clothes and dry with towel
  • Provide warm dry clothing and or wrap with blankets
  • Do not warm hands or feet first – this may cause shock
  1. Provide CPR if necessary

  • If the person is unconscious provide CPR

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Continue until EMS arrives

  1. Provide warm fluids

  • Do not provide alcohol or caffeine
  • Give something warm to person if person is conscious
  1. Keep warmth

  • Maintain steady rising of temperature by keeping the person dry and wrapped – especially the persons head and neck

Call 911

Adults:

  • Numb hands or feet
  • Shallow breathing
  • Shivering
  • Unconsciousness
  • Drowsiness or exhaustion
  • Temperature below 95 F
  • Slurring speech, memory loss or confusion

Infants:

  • Red and cold skin
  • Extreme low energy

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