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First Aid Handbook--Crucial Survival Skills, Emergency Procedures & Lifesaving Medical Information by Department of the Army

First Aid Handbook--Crucial Survival Skills, Emergency Procedures & Lifesaving Medical Information by Department of the Army

Author:Department of the Army [Department of the Army, Department of the Navy, Department of the Air Force]
Language: eng
Format: epub
ISBN: 9788026877240
Publisher: Madison & Adams Press
Published: 2017-05-13T04:00:00+00:00


Figure 4-32. Preparing casualty with fractured neck for transportation (Illustrated A — E).

Figure 4-32. Preparing casualty with fractured neck for transportation (Illustrated A — E) (Continued).

CHAPTER 5

FIRST AID FOR CLIMATIC INJURIES

Table of Contents

5-1. General

Table of Contents

a. It is desirable, but not always possible, for an individual’s body to become adjusted (acclimated) to an environment.

(1) The service members physical condition determines the amount of time their bodies need to adjust to the environment. Even those individuals in good physical condition need time before working or training in extremes of hot or cold weather. Climate-related injuries are usually preventable; prevention is both an individual and leadership responsibility.

(2) Several factors contribute to health and well-being in any environment —

• Diet.

• Sleep and rest.

• Exercise.

• Suitable clothing.



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