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Hypothermia

Hypothermia Scuba Malady


In all cases, conduct an initial Primary Assessment and act accordingly.

Hypothermia Causes

Mild Hypothermia Symptoms

Mild Hypothermia Treatments

Moderate to Severe Hypothermia Symptoms

Moderate to Severe Hypothermia Treatments

If Responsive

If Unresponsive

Special Considerations for Moderate to Severe Hypothermia

If the victim is no longer shivering and medical aid is delayed, active rewarming may be appropriate. This can be attempted following the basic care, by applying wrapped heat packs or warm hot water bottles to the groin, armpits, trunk and side of the neck.

The source of heat should be warm or tepid, but not hot.

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