Hypothermia: Know Your Body

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Hypothermia: Know Your Body - Quiz

Many people believe that they can only get hypothermia if they are in water during cold seasons. Do you understand how loss of heat to your body affects you when you are capsized at sea? Let's see how much you've learnt now that you've completed the modules.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Hypothermia only takes place in cold climates and in cold water.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    Hypothermia is:
    • A. 

      A genetic condition some people are born with

    • B. 

      A type of sea current

    • C. 

      A condition that arises when the body loses heat faster than it can produce

  • 3. 
    Anytime my body is in an environment that is colder than 37 degrees celsius, heat is lost.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    I should not pull myself out of the water and unto the capsized vessel because i will feel very cold in the open air.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    Mild hypothermia takes place when my body's core temperature is still above 35 degrees celsius.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    I begin to shiver because:
    • A. 

      My body has reduced warm blood flow to my extremities

    • B. 

      My body is involuntarily trying to generate more heat

    • C. 

      I'm not moving around enough in the water

  • 7. 
    Children are always vulnerable to hypothermia.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    If i am unable to reboard the capsized vessel and i must await rescue in the water, i should protect against hypothermia by:
    • A. 

      Threading water and splashing around vigorously

    • B. 

      Remove my shoes

    • C. 

      Take a nip of alcohol to warm up my insides

    • D. 

      Adopt the H.E.L.P or Huddle position

  • 9. 
    I should remove shoes and other pieces of clothing that might restrict my movement in the water.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    A water-proof pouch should have:
    • A. 

      An extra sweater

    • B. 

      Flares or dye markers, whistle, mirror and radio device

    • C. 

      Flippers

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