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Mild Therapeutic Hypothermia
Technical medical information about hypothemia and related conditions.

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Toolbox Talk: Hypothermia
Information about preventing and treating hypothermia.

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Hypothermia Facts
Hypothermia occurs when heat escapes from your body faster than it can warm itself. This often happens in cool outdoor weather (below 50 degrees F.) when wind chill, wet or too little clothing, fatigue, and/or poor nutrition lower the body’s ability to cope with cold.

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Dressing properly for the outdoors is the single, most important prevention measure to avoid hypothermia. Being properly dressed for the outdoors can easily be accomplished if you think of it in three levels.

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When the body is exposed to cold temperatures, most of the body’s heat is lost through the skin. Exhaling from the lungs also causes heat loss. Wind or moisture speeds up the loss of heat through the skin.

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Therapeutic Hypothermia after Cardiac Arrest
There are possible benefits of therapeutic hypothermia for other conditions such as ARDS, sepsis, severe liver failure and after open heart cardiothoracic surgery complicated by circulatory arrest.  The decision to apply therapeutic hypothermia for these indications relies on the judgment of the treating clinicians.

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Outdoor Action Guide to Hypothermia and Cold Weather Injuries
Traveling in cold weather conditions can be life threatening.  The information provided here is designed for educational use only and is not a substitute for specific training or experience.
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How to Prevent Hypothermia
Hypothermia is when the core body temperature drops to a level where normal brain and muscle function is impaired – usually at or below 35°C.

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Hypothermia, Drowning and Cold-Water Survival
If you can’t get out in 5-15 minutes, you might not get out on your own power!

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Frostbite and Hypothermia
If you can’t get out in 5-15 minutes, you might not get out on your own power!

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Extreme Cold
Exposure to cold temperatures, whether indoors or outside, can cause other serious or life-threatening health problems.  Infants and the elderly are particularly at risk, but anyone can be affected.

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Accidental Hypothermia
Accidental hypothermia (i.e., an involuntary drop in core body temperature to <35°C [95°F]) is a condition associated with significant morbidity and mortality.  Each year, approximately 1500 patients in the United States have hypothermia noted on their death certificate; however, the incidence of primary and secondary hypothermia and the associated morbidity and mortality remain unknown.

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Frostbite and Hypothermia
Frostbite and hypothermia are cold-related emergencies that may quickly become life or limb threatening.  Preventing cold-related emergencies includes not starting an activity in, on, or around cold water unless you know you can get help quickly in an emergency.

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Getting Ready for Winter Weather Work
Here are some reminders about dressing for the weather and staying strong, healthy, and safe this winter.
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