Category Archives: Hypothermia

Baby it’s Cold Outside

As the weather is becoming colder in many parts of the northern hemisphere, the time is coming that we’ll all be working hard to stay warm. Many textbooks spend a brief time discussing hypothermia, but put much more emphasis on … Continue reading

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MacGyver Medicine

His mind is the ultimate weapon . . . So is yours! This tagline from the MacGyver television show sums up a lot of how we as medical providers should look at our abilities. The tools needed to care for … Continue reading

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Trauma’s Deadly Triad

July 20, 2015 Trauma is defined as an outside force acting on the body causing injury. As EMT’s and patrollers we see trauma frequently, whether through a crash on a ski hill, a significant fall or automobile injury. Trauma can … Continue reading

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More Cold!

June 23, 2014 Happy Summer Everyone. A few months ago as we were facing our record cold winter, we were questioning whether this day would ever come. For today’s Medical Monday let’s continue to look at the cold. Last season … Continue reading

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Let’s Get Cold

June 16, 2014 For today’s Medical Monday, let’s get cold! As we approach the beginning of summer and some of our warmest temperatures of the year, I thought it would be interesting to learn about Cold Water Survival and Hypothermia. … Continue reading

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