Accession Number:

ADA218316

Title:

What Should Athletes Know About Low Body Temperature (Hypothermia)

Descriptive Note:

Manuscript

Corporate Author:

ARMY RESEARCH INST OF ENVIRONMENTAL MEDICINE NATICK MA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1989-10-30

Pagination or Media Count:

4.0

Abstract:

Athletes exposed to cold, wet environmental conditions for a long period of time are susceptible to hypothermia. This brief article is written in an ask the expert format per request of the journal editor. This article outlines the signs of hypothermia, recommended first aid, predisposing factors, and preventative measures that can be taken. Keywords Hypothermia, Cold environments, Wet environments, Physiological responses, Dehydration.

Subject Categories:

  • Stress Physiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE