Hypothermia occurs when the body’s temperature drops below that which is necessary to maintain primary bodily functions. By definition, hypothermia occurs when the body’s temperature drops to below 35 degrees C or 95 degrees F. There are four grades of hypothermia:
Mild – The body is at 32 to 35 degrees C.
Moderate – The body is at 28 to 32 degrees C.
Severe – The body is at 20 to 28 degrees C.
Profound – The body is at any temperature less than 20 degrees C.