The regulation of a patient's body temperature is a key part of a paramedic's duty during treatment. Preventing hypothermia by keeping a core body temperature above 35C and providing sufficient warning devices to prevent changes in body temperature requires careful assessment, monitoring and training. Critical factors in achieving this include assessment of the patients exposure to the cold, and understanding of the risks linked to hypothermia-especially in older patients who are at risk of a fatal reaction if the body's temperature drops.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Journal of Paramedic Practice|
|Publication status||Published - 19 Jan 2019|