Eberle Communications News Release
For Immediate Release
Protect Yourself from the Cold:
Glenview, IL, December 29, 2006 - Chicago's winters can be a particularly dangerous time for those spending prolonged periods outdoors. Hypothermia, an abnormally low body temperature (usually defined as 95° or cooler), can cause breathing difficulties, a gradual loss of mental and physical abilities, and in some cases death.
Heartworks CPR, a local leader in CPR and first-aid training, warns that Hypothermia can be particularly dangerous for the very young and very old, lean people and those with a mental impairment such as Alzheimer's disease.
"Hypothermia can appear to come on quick quickly when in fact in most cases can take several hours," said Cindy Zaban, of Heartworks CPR. "It's really important to know the beginning signs of hypothermia and take the steps to bring the body temperature back up to normal."
Vicki Dank, also of Heartworks CPR, explained, "Hypothermia usually starts with a lack of coordination. The skin may become cold and pale, and shivering could be intense." She added that as the body temperature begins to fall, speech may become slurred, muscles can stiffen, and the patient may become disoriented.
If you suspect someone is suffering from hypothermia, Heartworks CPR suggests:
Zaban added that there are also some measures to avoid, including:
To protect yourself against the dangers of hypothermia, Heartworks CPR recommends:
Founded by Vicki Dank and Cindy Zaban, Heartworks CPR provides American Heart Association and Medic First Aid International training at their Glenview office or at your home, school or place of business. Heartworks CPR also provides CPR Certification for those professions requiring the accreditation, including health care providers, trainers, flight attendants, education professionals and child care workers.
Heartworks CPR conducts classes on basic life support, first aid, CPR, CPR Certification, Defibrillator use, strokes, allergic reactions, insect bites, pet first aid and pet CPR.
To learn more about Heartworks CPR or to schedule a CPR or first-aid training session for your family or office, call them at 847-724-6575 or visit their web site at www.heartworkscpr.com.
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