Thursday, November 13, 2008


Hypothermia means lowered core body temperature. Hypothermia can start in wet conditions. These can be rain, snow or sleet.
Often a victim does not recognize the danger signs.
-The first sign of hypothermia is shivering. If you are wet and chilled, you are in danger of hypothermia. Act immediately before you can no longer control the situation unless you get outside help.
-The victim loses control of the arms and legs. He/she may stumble or seem confused.
-The next step is muscle spasms.
-Total loss of body control may follow.
-Later the victim's skin turns bluish. Muscles become rigid and breathing and heatbeat become weak.
HYPOTHERMIA IS A KILLER. The advanced stages are very dangerous. A doctor or trained medical specialist needs to treat there stages.