HEAT INJURY PREVENTION. CW4 Jim Chanley. REFERENCES. AR 40-5 FM 21-20-1 FM 1-301 FM 21-76. WHY IS HEAT PREVENTION IMPORTANT. Combat capability is contingent upon the ability to adapt to the environment The body can survive only at a narrow range of core temperatures.
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HEAT INJURY PREVENTION
CW4 Jim Chanley
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BODY TEMPERATURE F
Those that suffered from heat exhaustion are ‘fragile’ and can have another episode easily
Heat stroke casualties are more susceptible to a second attack
Acclimatization; 7-14 days, 2 hours a day
Overweight and fatigue
Heavy meals and hot food
Alcohol and drugs
Maintain good physical condition
Overexertion can cause heat injuries at temperatures lower than 75 degrees F on the WBGT index