Hypothermia and cold injuries

Posted: February 21, 2015 by gamegetterII in Uncategorized

Good things to know-avoid having your hands and feet look like the pics-dress for the weather-and always carry extra dry clothing including multiple pairs of socks. I wear wool socks in winter for two reasons- first is they are warm-second is wool is still warm when it gets wet.

Hogwarts School of Grid-Down Medicine and Wizardry

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As of this writing, if you are living in the eastern half of these United States, chances are you are smack in the middle of the Siberian Express cold spell that has temperatures 20, 30, and even 40 degrees cooler than normal.

The winter wonderland it has brought us is bracing, refreshing, and deadly if you are not careful. Let’s take a quick look at hypothermia.

Hypothermia is a reduction in core body temperature below 95°F as measured by a rectal thermometer placed six inches into the rectum. The best way to avoid a thermometer six inches into your rectum is to not get hypothermia. The best way to not get hypothermia is to not do dumb stuff. Let’s look at some prevention before we look at fixing injuries.

Be aware of the macro environment. Watch the weather report and see how cold, wet, and windy it is going to…

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