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.c3792Correspondence
This article has been subject to double blind peer review