Teach Your Kids...What to do if they recognize signs of hypothermia and other cold-weather-related emergencies!
As winter has arrived, it is important that we teach our children awareness around cold-weather-related emergencies which they may experience when exposed to the elements for a prolonged period of time. Last week's article, taught you which signs and symptoms of hypothermia and frostbite your kids should be able to recognize (click here if you missed it!). This week, I want you to take that conversation with them one step further! Let's teach them what to do if they suspect signs of hypothermia or frostbite!
What to do if you suspect signs of hypothermia...
What to do if you suspect signs of frostbite...
Always remember that it's important to remember to continue to warm the person even after their body temperature begins to rise. We do not want to warm the person too quickly as it can lead to abnormal heart rhythms and shock.
Here are the top 4 ways to safely warm a person who's experienced a cold-weather-related emergency:
Knowing the signs and symptoms of hypothermia and frostbite is important, and knowing what to do if you suspect signs of these cold-weather-related emergencies could save a life or limb! Let's educate our children so they can safely enjoy our winter wonderlands!
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