& 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.
Page ** - Information about Hypothermia, what
it is, how it affects you and its treatment. By the Search
and Rescue Society of British Columbia.
Hypothermia - Covers recognition and treatment; discusses
incidents not normally expected, such as the elderly in their
homes. By National Institute of Health.
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.
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
Balancing hypoxia and
hypothermia in cold-submerged frogs - Many animals respond
to hypoxic stress by selecting cooler environments, the so-called
'behavioural hypothermia' response.
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.
Hospital Cold Injury Page - Research, evaluation, prevention
and information in Mountain Medicine and Traumatology. By
Mountain Medicine and Traumatology Department of Chamonix
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.
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.
Weather Camping and First Aid - Cold weather comfort and
Camping Checklists - Checklist and links compiled by Boy
Scout Troop 129, Anchorage, Alaska.
Precautions: Preventing Hypothermia - Tips for preventing
Winter Survival Articles - Skills and minor items that
will improve your chances during unplanned misadventures while
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.
- Information about frostbite, including treatments and prevention.
An article from essortment.com.
and Hypothermia - Hazards of cold injuries in Antarctica.
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.
Capacity, Body Temperature, and Hypothermia - Discussion
of how water affects the ease with which victims become hypothermic.
University of Colorado at Denver, Chemistry Department.
Loss: Losing it 5 Ways - Image illustrating 5 ways the
body loses heat.
and Huddle: Cold Water Survival - Image illustrates techniques
to prolong life in cold water.
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.
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.
- 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.
- PCS Education Systems gives a definition of hypothermia.
- State of Alaska - Cold Injuries and Cold Water Near
Drowning Guidelines. Extensive information.
and Near Drowning - Outlines of diagnosis, early treatment
and management of the diver with hypothermia and near-drowning.
From Diving Medicine Online.
for the Outdoorsman - Hypothermia information: outdoor
enthusiast's number one killer. Covers how and why hypothermia
happens and how to treat it.
in Warm Climates - Hypothermia if often considered as
a threat in warm climates, but can be just as deadly.
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
Rescue - Hypothermia protocol by Charlottesvile-Albemarle
(Virginia) Rescue Squad.
Symptoms and Self-Assessment Test - Hypothermia Signs
and Symptoms. Complete the short self-assessment test then
visit the related link pages.
Tool Box - Presentation outline. Gives warning signs,
first aid and prevention for hypothermia.
Treatment in the Field/Hospital - Image illustrating body
temperature vs symptoms and body temperature vs 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
Camping and Hypothermia - Hypothermia information compiled
from various sources and authors by Chuck Bramlet.
of Hypothermia - Management of hypothermia in a clinical
setting. Much of the information is also useful in the field.
By John Hickey.
Emergency Preparedness: Hypothermia - Effects of cool
temperatures on the elderly. Even normal room tmperatures
can be serious.
Medicine - Links to information on cold and high-altitude
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).
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
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.
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.
Wise Inc - Information about hypothermia and how to treat
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.
Hypothermia - Hypothermia occurs when your body temperature
drops below 96° F. Anyone who is exposed to severe cold without
enough protection can develop hypothermia.
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
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.
Products Inc. - Protocols and Publications - Index of
articles relating to recognition, prevention and treatment
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.
Family Medicine - Links to useful sites on cold-weather
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.
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
Signs of Hypothermia - Image illustrating hypothermia
You Should Know About Hypothermia - Training outline covers
contributing factors, stages of hypothermia, signs and symptoms
and emergency care of hypothermia victims.
Camping Manual - Tips on selecting and using equipment
for safe and comfortable winter camping.
Health Hypothermia Page - Causes, symptoms, and treatment
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)
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)