CHAPTER31 environmental emergencies

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  1. What is an environmental emergency?
    Medical condition caused by wheather terrain  atmosphere or other factors
  2. What is a dysbarium injury
    They are the signs and symptoms related to the change in barometric pressure
  3. What is thermo neo Genesis
    A rise in core body temperature elicit a response that will increase heat lost and shut off normal heat production pathways
  4. What are the factors affecting exposure
    • Physical condition
    • age
    • nutrition and hydration
    • environmental conditions
  5. What are the five ways that the body can lose heat
    Conduction-body heat to colder object

    convection-transferred to cooler air

    evaporation-liquid to gas

    radiation -the loss of body heat directly to colder objects

    respiration- warm air from the lungs is lost in the atmosphere
  6. What three ways can you gain body heat can be modified?
    Shivering, seek shelter, wear insulated clothing
  7. What is classified as hypothermia
    When the body temperature falls below 95 degrees

    Severe is below 90 degrees
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