Montana has gone through several rounds of sub-zero temperatures in recent weeks, and the cold temperatures were a factor in at least four death across the state during that time.
Hypothermia can cause dangerous health conditions, especially for young children or the elderly. Hypothermia can set in quicker than most people think, and if nothing is done to warm the body, it can be fatal.
The following information is from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention:
Victims of hypothermia are often:
Warnings signs of hypothermia:
If you notice any of these signs, take the person’s temperature. If it is below 95° F, the situation is an emergency—get medical attention immediately.
If medical care is not available, begin warming the person, as follows:
A person with severe hypothermia may be unconscious and may not seem to have a pulse or to be breathing. In this case, handle the victim gently, and get emergency assistance immediately.