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).
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Heat & Cold emergencies
(warm air out - cool air in)
Rapid pulse and respirations
Red, pale, cyanotic skinSigns and Symptoms of Mild Hypothermia
Muscular activity decreases
Bradycardia & hypotension
Eventually, all muscle activity stopsSigns and Symptoms of More Severe Hypothermia
Never assume that a cold, pulseless patient is dead.Core Temperature Less Than 80ºF
feet - hands - nose - ears