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First aid for someone who has

Watch the video, in which Brian gets help when he has hypothermia.

Use the information below to remind yourself how to help someone who has hypothermia.


The environment is cold. The person may be shivering, pale and cold to touch. They may also be disorientated.

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Many instances of hypothermia occur inside when there is cold weather and a lack of heating.


Call 999 as soon as possible, or get someone else to do it.


Warm the person, giving constant reassurance until help arrives.

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You can warm them by wrapping them in a blanket and giving warm drinks and high-energy foods, such as chocolate.


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