Marta Miia Pärnpuu & Mari Järve
- very low body temperature
- STAY WARM IN COLD WEATHER
Avoid activities that cause you to sweat a lot.
Stay as dry as possible.
Wear layered clothing.
- WHEN YOU FALL INTO THE WATER
Get out of the water as much as possible (grab onto a floating object.)
Don't attempt to swim unless you're close to safety.
Don't remove your clothing.
Cover your head if possible.
- HELP AT-RISK PEOPLE
very young children,
older adults, and
people who are homeless.
- The environment is cold. The person may be shivering, pale and cold to touch. They may also be disorientated.
Hypothermia often happens inside when there is cold weather and a lack of heating.