Hypothermia: assessment, treatment and prevention
Rebecca Neno Programme leader, Undergraduate caring for older people programmes, Thames 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.
Nursing Standard. 19, 20,47-51. doi: 10.7748/ns2005.01.19.20.47.c3792
Published in print: 26 January 2005Peer review
This article has been subject to double blind peer review