Environmental Emergencies - Hypothermia and Hyperthermia
A PowerPoint presentation alongside Denver Metro Protocols for Environmental Emergencies causing systemic Hypothermia and Hyperthermic illness in patients. Disucssed symptoms, and treatment in the field and in First Aid Clinic for each illness. Discussed prevention measures before illness presents and preventing illness from worsening. Discussed A+P of the Lethal Triad in Trauma patients with relation to hyupothermia and fluid resuscitation. Scenario based discussion covreing hyponatremia and lithium toxicity. Q+A session. Hands-on practice to build a hypothermia wrap for prolonged extrication/pt transport in a litter/Stoke's basket for high-angle rescue and/or low angle/scree evac.
Arapahoe Basin Ski Patrol
Review anatomy and physiology of hypothermia and hyperthermia
Review of Lethal Triad w/ regards to Trauma patients
Patient packaging in hypothermia wrap in prep for extended patient extrication.
Emily Marotta, EMT
EMS Continuing Education approved by the State of Colorado through Centura Health Prehospital Services Training Center and group # CO 039 (SAH), #CO 040 (PSF) and #CO 065 (SDG).
- 0.75 State, Local, and Individual
- 0.25 Trauma
- 0.25 NCCP-Trauma: Fluid Resuscitation