This site is intended for healthcare professionals

Go to /sign-in page

You can view 5 more pages before signing in

Immediate treatment

Last reviewed dd mmm yyyy. Last edited dd mmm yyyy

Authoring team

- very gently wrap patient in a Space Blanket - do not use hot water bottles - offer hot drinks - arrange immediate admission - in cardiac arrest, continue resuscitation for at least forty minutes

Indications for starting cardiopulmonary resuscitation:

- no carotid pulse for at least a minute - cardiac arrest is observed or there is a reasonable chance it has occurred in the last two hours - there is a reasonable chance that effective CPR can be continued until in hospital without significant interruptions

ref: N Lawrence et al, HB Emergencies in Gen Pract 2e, 1996

Create an account to add page annotations

Add information to this page that would be handy to have on hand during a consultation, such as a web address or phone number. This information will always be displayed when you visit this page

The content herein is provided for informational purposes and does not replace the need to apply professional clinical judgement when diagnosing or treating any medical condition. A licensed medical practitioner should be consulted for diagnosis and treatment of any and all medical conditions.


Copyright 2024 Oxbridge Solutions Limited, a subsidiary of OmniaMed Communications Limited. All rights reserved. Any distribution or duplication of the information contained herein is strictly prohibited. Oxbridge Solutions receives funding from advertising but maintains editorial independence.