FC: by: Kaleigh Hall Charlotte Fuller & Emily Morgen | HYPOTHERMIA
1: What is "Cold Water"? | Water that is anywhere from 0 to 20 degrees Celsius or under the temperature of 70 degrees F. COld water takes up 25 X more effectively than air.
2: WHAT BODY POSITIONS ARE MOST HELPFUL IN COLD WATER? | The fetal position,with your head up above the water.
3: WHAT ARE SOME DOS AND DONTS FOR SURVIVING IN COLD WATER? | DOS | DONTS | wear insulating clothes | swim to shore | wear a wet suit | freak out | stay in the water if there is some thing around to climb up on
4: What happens in the body to cause this to happen? | Hypothermia is the number one killer of outdoor recreationalists | The body temperature drops to 89 degrees Fahrenheit. temperatures below that mean trouble for your organs.
5: What are some signs of hypothermia on land? | Cold shock reflexes: -gasp for air -body releases adrenaline which increases heart rate and blood pressure. -constriction of small blood vessels. - impaired judgment -fatigue -delusions
6: What are survival techniques for hypothermia on land? | - stay dry -cuddle with someone -wear special clothing