Heat And Cold Emergencies for EMS
Heat Production Metabolism – Movement of Large Muscles – Shivering
Heat Loss – Radiation – Conduction – Convection – Evaporation – Respiration
Overexposure to heat or cold can make a person seriously ill. In this section we will cover body-related emergencies such as: heat cramps, heat exhaustion and heat stroke. We will also cover cold-related emergencies such as: frostbite and hypothermia.