Heat and Cold Injuries
Location for Instruction:
24 FEB 2012 Time: 1530
Whiteboard + Pen, Computer + Projector
Method (i.e. Theory Lesson, Skills Lesson, Demonstration etc): Theory Lesson
(c) Number of Students:
(d) Safety Precautions:
Fire Drill, Lockdown Procedure
(a) Revision Points:
“Why are red-back spider bites treated differently to other spider bites?”
Situation: heat and cold injuries are very important to treat and protect against, especially cold injuries, as they are more dangerous and potentially more difficult to treat.
(b) Reason for Learning:
Cadets need to know how to act in a situation such as this, as in the absence of higher rank or if the casualty is the IC, then they would need to take appropriate action and take charge.
(c) Statement of Objectives: To prevent, identify, and treat heat and cold injuries.
STAGE METHOD/ACTIVITY AIDS/REMARKS _____________________________________________________________________
- Have proper gear, ensure that everyone knows the dangers of cold weather, especially having wet gear, FOCUS ON PROPER GEAR. Heat:
- Drink plenty of water, stay in the shade if the temperature is hot, don’t get sun burnt, don’t overdress if it’s hot.
- Mild; Shivering, fatigue, “umbles”, blue extremities.
- Severe; Weak pulse, Increasing symptoms stated above, feeling hot. Heat:
- Mild/Heat Exhaustion; Sweating, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, dry skin, fast/weak pulse - Severe/Heat...