Action for Vomit
The normal body temperature is approximately 37oC, and a person is in hypothermia when their body temperature is below this. Amongst other reasons, the body should be kept at this temperature as it is the optimum temperature for enzyme activity.
Temperature GuideBelow 32oC - major organs fail, death soon occurs
Recognising HypothermiaThe casualty may:
Heat ConservationThe body will attempt to keep major organs warm so as to keep alive. Consequently, blood flow and heat will be diverted away from the extremities, arms and legs. If this occurs for too long, the part of the body will become unsalvageable.
TreatmentTake the casualty to a warmer place, free of wind. Wrap the person in more layers - coats, blankets for example. Give the person a warm (not hot) drink, which is not fizzy or alcoholic. Use your own body heat to warm the person. In severe cases, contact the emergency services.
Remember the Difference"Hypo- is low [temperatures]".