Managing Hypothermia and Serious Cold Exposure: The Basics – Prevention

Is this the most famous illustration of frostbite? Do you remember the movie reference?
Winter weather advisory in effect for some areas.
“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” isn’t just a catchy quote from Ben Franklin. It’s an “Oops, I should’ve had a V-8 moment” when you’re in front of doctors, nurses and big invasive medical treatment options in an emergency room.
Cold exposure is a good example of this. As bad as frostbite is, there are worse things that can happen to you from cold exposure. This is a relatively important conversation. You need more tools at your disposal than “Just bundle up.” We’ll explore these tools in two parts: basic care and emergency care.
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