Hypothermia: assessment, treatment and prevention
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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.

Correspondence Rebecca.neno@tvu.ac.uk

Nursing Standard. 19, 20,47-51. doi: 10.7748/ns2005.

Published in print: 26 January 2005

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