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Nurs Stand. 2005 Jan 26-Feb 1;19(20):47-52; quiz 54, 56.

Hypothermia: assessment, treatment and prevention.

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  • 1Thames Valley University, Ealing.


Hypothermia is a condition that can have serious consequences, yet its symptoms are often unrecognised in older people because they can be easily confused with symptoms of other age-related illnesses. Nurses should know how to treat the condition, as well as be able to offer health promotion and health education advice about keeping warm.

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