Short-stay medical care at the island nursing post forrewarming was required for 5 patients. A further 2 patientsrequired transfer for mainland intensive care unitmanagement. One suffered hypothermia, atrial fibrillation,and immersion syndrome. The other suffered anasystolic, hypothermic cardiac arrest with a documented40-minute period of pulselessness that finally respondedto advanced life support. Both made full functional recoveries.All other patients were managed in the racemedical tent.
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