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Cold Weather Injury Prevention

Contributing Factors, Signs and Symptoms, Treatment and Types of Cold Weather Injuries.

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COLD WEATHER INJURY
PREVENTION

Contributing Factors

Weather

Type of Operations

Clothing

Physical Make-up

Psychological Factors

Signs and Symptoms

Previous CW Injury

Superficial

Discolorization of skin

Swelling of affected area

Treatment

Re-warm with body heat

Do not massage

Do not expose to fire or stove

Do not rub with snow

Do not soak in cold water

Avoid walking on injured feet

Seek Medical aid

Types of Injuries

Chilblain

Immersion syndrome

Frostbite

Snowblindness

Dehydration

Hypothermia