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  • Cold Injuries & Cold Water Near Drowning Guidelines   - Guidelines developed for use by prehospital, clinic and hospital personnel in dealing with cold injuries. By the State of Alaska.

  • SARBC Hypothermia Page **   - Information about Hypothermia, what it is, how it affects you and its treatment. By the Search and Rescue Society of British Columbia.

  • Accidental Hypothermia - Covers recognition and treatment; discusses incidents not normally expected, such as the elderly in their homes. By National Institute of Health.

  • Accidental Hypothermia: The Cold Can Be Trouble for Older People - Article on the effects and potential, often serious problems cold weather poses to older people. From The Daily Apple.

  • Avoiding Hypothermia - Hypothermia is a factor in about half of Minnesota's boating fatalities each year. Hypothermia simply means that the body is losing heat faster than it is producing it, causing a decrease in the body's inner temperature. One of the greatest dangers to boaters is from immersion in cold water.

  • Balancing hypoxia and hypothermia in cold-submerged frogs - Many animals respond to hypoxic stress by selecting cooler environments, the so-called 'behavioural hypothermia' response.

  • Book: Basic Essentials of Hypothermia - Doctor (William Forgey, MD) explains the two basic types of hypothermia, how to diagnose and treat them, what to fear after the victim has been re-warmed, how to avoid hypothermia.

  • Chamonix Hospital Cold Injury Page - Research, evaluation, prevention and information in Mountain Medicine and Traumatology. By Mountain Medicine and Traumatology Department of Chamonix Hospital.

  • Cold can Kill - Causes of hypothermia, how the body loses heat, how to diagnose hypothermia, how to prevent it, and how to treat victims of hypothermia. Alaska Sea Grant and the Literacy Council of Alaska.

  • Cold Hurts: Frostbite, Frostnip, and Immersion Foot - Cold-weather injuries. Recognize when and how to thaw frostbite and how to take care of an injury until it heals. Alaska Sea Grant and the Literacy Council of Alaska.

  • Cold Weather Camping and First Aid - Cold weather comfort and safety.

  • Cold Weather Camping Checklists - Checklist and links compiled by Boy Scout Troop 129, Anchorage, Alaska.

  • Cold Weather Precautions: Preventing Hypothermia - Tips for preventing hypothermia.

  • Colorado Firstrax, Winter Survival Articles - Skills and minor items that will improve your chances during unplanned misadventures while backcountry skiing.

  • First Aid: Hypothermia - Hypothermia is a condition that comes about when the body's heat regulating mechanism can't cope with the conditions it's working in.

  • Frostbite - Information about frostbite, including treatments and prevention. An article from essortment.com.

  • Frostbite and Hypothermia - Hazards of cold injuries in Antarctica.

  • Georgia Farm Bureau Safety: Hypothermia - When you hear about hypothermia, you usually envision someone stranded in a terrible winter storm. However, hypothermia can occur when it's wet, windy and up to 50 or 60 degrees Fahrenheit. This condition is most common in cold weather, but infants and the elderly can develop hypothermia at temperatures greater than 60 degrees Fahrenheit.

  • Heat Capacity, Body Temperature, and Hypothermia - Discussion of how water affects the ease with which victims become hypothermic. University of Colorado at Denver, Chemistry Department.

  • Heat Loss: Losing it 5 Ways - Image illustrating 5 ways the body loses heat.

  • H.E.L.P. and Huddle: Cold Water Survival - Image illustrates techniques to prolong life in cold water.

  • Highway Hypothermia - Hidden Killer or Reluctant Rescuer? - Six-hour seminar presented by Smith Aquatics Safety Services demonstrates that information and procedures developed for dealing with near-drowning and chronic hypoterhmia are readily transferable to all accident treatment protocols.

  • How to dress for cold. - Body heat basics, how to wear layers, and dressing kids for cold. Learn how to select clothing. Alaska Sea Grant and the Literacy Council of Alaska.

  • Hypothermia - It's not just a winter problem; It is a silent killer that strikes most often in the spring, summer, and fall; information about symptoms, treatment and prevention.

  • Hypothermia - PCS Education Systems gives a definition of hypothermia.

  • Hypothermia - State of Alaska - Cold Injuries and Cold Water Near Drowning Guidelines. Extensive information.

  • Hypothermia and Near Drowning - Outlines of diagnosis, early treatment and management of the diver with hypothermia and near-drowning. From Diving Medicine Online.

  • Hypothermia for the Outdoorsman - Hypothermia information: outdoor enthusiast's number one killer. Covers how and why hypothermia happens and how to treat it.

  • Hypothermia in Warm Climates - Hypothermia if often considered as a threat in warm climates, but can be just as deadly.

  • Hypothermia Prevention, Recognition and Treatment - Hypothermia Prevention, Recognition and Treatment. Articles, protocols and research on the life-saving skills of keeping hypothermia victims alive by core rewarming techniques.

  • Hypothermia Rescue - Hypothermia protocol by Charlottesvile-Albemarle (Virginia) Rescue Squad.

  • Hypothermia: Symptoms and Self-Assessment Test - Hypothermia Signs and Symptoms. Complete the short self-assessment test then visit the related link pages.

  • Hypothermia Tool Box - Presentation outline. Gives warning signs, first aid and prevention for hypothermia.

  • Hypothermia: Treatment in the Field/Hospital - Image illustrating body temperature vs symptoms and body temperature vs treatment.

  • Hypothermia Treatment Technology Web-Site - Hypothermia treatment should start in the field by rewarming victims with equipment supplying warm humidified air or oxygen and warm IV-fluids to minimize core-temperature afterdrop.

  • MacScouter Winter Camping and Hypothermia - Hypothermia information compiled from various sources and authors by Chuck Bramlet.

  • Management of Hypothermia - Management of hypothermia in a clinical setting. Much of the information is also useful in the field. By John Hickey.

  • MFAAA Emergency Preparedness: Hypothermia - Effects of cool temperatures on the elderly. Even normal room tmperatures can be serious.

  • Mountain Medicine - Links to information on cold and high-altitude injuries.

  • NOLS Wilderness First Aid: Cold Injuries - An excerpt from the book, "NOLS Wilderness First Aid." Includes the physiology of temperature regulation, prevention and treatment of cold injuries (hypothermia, frostbite, immersion foot).

  • Ol' Buffalo Cold Weather Camping - Essay on camping comfortably in cold weather. Covers recognition and treatment of hypotermia and frostbite. Written by Alaskan who was trained in arctic survival skills by the US Air Force and the Alaska Army National Guard.

  • Outdoor Action Guide to Hypothermia and Cold Weather Injuries - Traveling in cold weather conditions can be life threatening. When going into cold conditions it is your responsibility to learn the latest information. By Princeton University.

  • Outdoor Action Winter Activities Home Page - Guide to outdoor activities in winter: winter camping, Cross-country and Telemark skiing, snowshoeing, and winter first aid. By Princeton University.

  • Page Wise Inc - Information about hypothermia and how to treat this condition.

  • Physical Symptoms of Hypothermia - A chart to indicating the physical symptoms of hypothermia. It shows the various stages of hypothermia that are readily apparent and will help in the recognition and prevention and treatment of hypothermia. The chart is broken down into approximate body temperature and the symptoms that develop at those temps.

  • PlainSense: Hypothermia - Hypothermia occurs when your body temperature drops below 96 F. Anyone who is exposed to severe cold without enough protection can develop hypothermia.

  • Preventing Cold-Related Illnesses in Agricultural Workers - During the winter months many agricultural workers and commercial fishermen face an additional occupational hazard - exposure to the cold. Some health problems can arise including frostbite, trench foot, and hypothermia. This sheet is designed to provide readers with basic information on how to prevent cold-related illnesses.

  • REI: Dealing With Temperature Extremes - Human miscalculations during surges or drops in temperature may leave you vulnerable to weather-related injury or illness. The savvy wilderness traveler needs to know how to react when weather conditions move outside a human's customary comfort zone.

  • RES-Q Products Inc. - Protocols and Publications - Index of articles relating to recognition, prevention and treatment of hypothermia.

  • Runners World - Runners who are most at risk are those who run in rural areas and on trails. An article about how, why, and what to do about hypothermia.

  • Rural Family Medicine - Links to useful sites on cold-weather injuries.

  • Spinal Cord Injury and Hypothermia - Because of spinal cord injury, the temperature of the body has an increased tendency to fluctuate according to the temperature of the environment.

  • Warning Signs of Hypothermia - Each year hundreds of Americans suffer hypothermia. Avoid becoming a statistic. Learn the warning signs of this often fatal condition. An article by essortment.com.

  • Warning Signs of Hypothermia - Image illustrating hypothermia symptoms.

  • What You Should Know About Hypothermia - Training outline covers contributing factors, stages of hypothermia, signs and symptoms and emergency care of hypothermia victims.

  • Winter Camping Manual - Tips on selecting and using equipment for safe and comfortable winter camping.

  • Yahoo! Health Hypothermia Page - Causes, symptoms, and treatment of hypothermia.

  • BBC News: Cold 'killing 50,000' each winter - News article: Campaigners are calling for action to help prevent 50,000 deaths from cold in the UK each year. (March 18, 1999)

  • BBC News: Hypothermia: The facts - News article: Exposure to the cold is estimated to cause 30,000 deaths a year in the UK. (February 19, 1999)



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