As we make the approach to colder weather and lower water temperatures, we should be aware of the effects of exposure to them. A state known as hypothermia is where the human body core temperature is reduced and needs assistance to recover. Old methods of a hot bath or shower are no longer acceptable as they could induce more serious conditions leading to cardiac arrest in severe cases.
The following document has been put together by Peter Schranz and edited by Sarah Peat (both healthcare professionals) to help us better understand the symptoms of and the treatment for hypothermia.
Within the next week, the space we are developing as a facility for disabled persons will be used over the winter months for the treatment of potential hypothermia. Please take the time to read through and familiarise yourselves with this treatment.