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Environmental Emergencies Paramedic

Environmental Emergencies Paramedic

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Power Point Presentation involving signs & symptoms of environmental related emergencies in the pre-hospital environment.
Power Point Presentation involving signs & symptoms of environmental related emergencies in the pre-hospital environment.

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Published by: Paulhotvw67 on Dec 03, 2009
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Environmental ConditionsEnvironmental Conditions
 
ObjectivesObjectives
Define “environmental emergency” and list the majorDefine “environmental emergency” and list the majortypes.types.
Identify risk factors most predisposing to environmentalIdentify risk factors most predisposing to environmentalemergencies.emergencies.
Identify environmental factors that may cause illness orIdentify environmental factors that may cause illness orexacerbate a preexisting illness and those that mayexacerbate a preexisting illness and those that maycomplicate treatment or transport decisions.complicate treatment or transport decisions.
Describe the mechanism of normal body temperatureDescribe the mechanism of normal body temperatureregulation and identify normal, critically high andregulation and identify normal, critically high andcritically low body temperatures.critically low body temperatures.
Describe several methods of temperature monitoring.Describe several methods of temperature monitoring.
Identify mechanisms by which the body loses and retainsIdentify mechanisms by which the body loses and retainsheat.heat.
 
ObjectivesObjectives
Discuss the pathophysiology, high risk groups, signs andDiscuss the pathophysiology, high risk groups, signs andsymptoms, and field treatment of the following:symptoms, and field treatment of the following:
Heat crampsHeat cramps
Heat exhaustionHeat exhaustion
Heat stroke (classic and exertional)Heat stroke (classic and exertional)
Define fever and discuss its pathophysiologic mechanism.Define fever and discuss its pathophysiologic mechanism.
Identify the fundamental thermoregulatory difference betweenIdentify the fundamental thermoregulatory difference betweenfever and heatstroke and discuss how one may differentiatefever and heatstroke and discuss how one may differentiatebetween the two.between the two.
Discuss the pathophysiology, high risk groups, signs/symptoms,Discuss the pathophysiology, high risk groups, signs/symptoms,field treatment and prevention of the following:field treatment and prevention of the following:
FrostbiteFrostbiteHypothermiaHypothermia
SuperficialSuperficialMildMild
DeepDeepSevereSevere

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