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Control measure

Protect casualties from hypothermia or heat illness

TRAINING SPECIFICATION

Knowledge and understanding

Control measure element Learning outcome

Manage environmental exposure

Understand:

  • How to protect casualties from exposure to hypothermia and heat illness

Medical assistance

Understand:

  • The need for medical assistance if either hypothermia or heat illness is suspected

Hypothermia

Understand:

  • How to prevent or manage hypothermia

Heat illness

Understand:

  • How to prevent or manage heat stress
  • How to prevent faints (syncope)

Practical application

Control measure element Learning outcome

Protect casualties from the risk of hypothermia or heat illness

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Manage environmental exposure
  • Consider protecting the casualty from hypothermia or heat illness when developing the rescue plan

Ensure appropriate medical assistance is requested and provided for casualties with hypothermia or heat illness

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Request appropriate medical assistance if hypothermia or heat illness are suspected