Environmental Emergencies. Heat & Cold emergencies. Ways the body loses heat (1 of 2). Radiation- heat lost from host to air Convection- heat lost through the movement of air Conduction- heat lost from host to solid objects . Ways the body loses heat (2 of 2).
Heat & Cold emergencies
(warm air out - cool air in)
Rapid pulse and respirations
Red, pale, cyanotic skin
Muscular activity decreases
Bradycardia & hypotension
Eventually, all muscle activity stops
Patient may appear dead (or in a coma).
Never assume that a cold, pulseless patient is dead.
feet - hands - nose - ears