Systematic Hypothermia: Core Temperature

By Kevin Hamilton

        Degree of     Signs and       Cardiorespiratory    Level of
        Hypothermia   Symptoms        Response            Consciousness
        ==========    ===========     ===========         ===========  

95 F -  Mild          Shivering                           Withdrawn 
                      Foot Stamping   

90 F -  Mild          Loss off                            Confused

85 F -  Moderate      Lethargy        Slow Pulse           Sleepy 

80 F -  Severe        Coma            Weak Pulse;         Irrational
                                      slow respirations  

78 F -  Severe        Apparent        Ventricular         Unconscious
                      Death           fibrillation;
                                      cardiac arrest

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