Accession Number : ADA263559


Title :   Medical Aspects of Cold Weather Operations: A Handbook for Medical Officers


Descriptive Note : Technical note


Corporate Author : ARMY RESEARCH INST OF ENVIRONMENTAL MEDICINE NATICK MA


Personal Author(s) : Burr, Robert E


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a263559.pdf


Report Date : Apr 1993


Pagination or Media Count : 65


Abstract : Soldiers engaged in military operations in cold weather are at risk of cold weather injuries and illnesses. This technical note reviews the physiology of cold exposure, the prevention of cold injuries, the medical management of cold injuries and provides briefing points for medical personnel to use in training.


Descriptors :   *HEALTH , *COLD WEATHER OPERATIONS , *COLD TOLERANCE , MILITARY OPERATIONS , LOW TEMPERATURE , RISK , MEDICINE , ILLNESS , EXPOSURE(PHYSIOLOGY) , MEDICAL PERSONNEL , FROSTBITE , HYPOTHERMIA , PREVENTION , SURVEILLANCE , CLOTHING , WOUNDS AND INJURIES , WINTER , WEATHER , ARMY PERSONNEL , ARMY TRAINING , PERFORMANCE(HUMAN)


Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
      Stress Physiology


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE