Hypothermia occurs when the body?s temperature falls below 35 ?C. Severe hypothermia is life-threatening without prompt medical attention. Over a six year period, forensic records revealed that South Australia suffered a death rate of above 3 per 100,000 people.
Treatment includes: Do not use direct heat; use warm blankets, towels, wrapped warm water bottles or skin to skin contact, Do not massage or rub the person, Keep the person still. The diagnosis is generally made based on the person's symptoms and the condition in which the person became unwell or was found.