Recent Event Highlights: Frostbite cure and prevention, and 5 more...
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While the heart of winter stirs visions of snow shoveling and slippery streets among most adults, through the eyes of a child, those tiny, white flakes transform the grass and hills into a glistening play world. In this Children's Channel video podcast, Lisa Pardi, RN, MSN, injury prevention coordinator at Akron Children's Hospital, offers some tips to help parents keep their children safe as they enjoy the freshly-fallen fun.
Protecting employees that work outdoors and in cold warehouses is of the utmost importance to businesses. Cold stress related injuries can raise worker's compensation rates and cause unnecessary claims. Watch this video to learn the signs and symptoms of cold stress.
Please see firstaidbasics.org for more information. Frostbites can appear during exposure to temperatures below 0 degrees of Celsius, especially during cold weather and the most often affected body parts are hands, feet and nose. Very important is gradual rewarming, because sudden temperature increase can cause, that formed ice crystals will damage near tissue. To prevent frostbites use adequate dress and avoid presence in cold conditions.
Dr. James Pruchniewski, MS, DPM, FACFAOM Dr. Jim was born in Buffalo, NY. He received his BS in Biology at Niagara University and an MS at Canisius College. After teaching science in public schools for 12 years, Dr. Jim moved to Chicago where he graduated from the Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine in 1986. He completed his residency in Tampa at the James Haley VA Medical Center. While mountain climbing in 1977, he was trapped in a blizzard and suffered third-degree frostbite. Fortunately, the US Olympic ski team was training at Lake Placid, where he was taken to the hospital. The team's podiatrist actually kept him from undergoing an amputation, choosing instead an alternative treatment. Today his feet are fine thanks to the skill and knowledge of that foot specialist. This experience convinced him to leave teaching and become a podiatrist. Since opening his office, Dr. Jim has continued his education and is Board Certified in: -Podiatric Orthopedics -Podiatric Surgery -Primary Care in Podiatric Medicine -Prevention and Treatment of Diabetic Foot Wounds He is certified by the William L. Goldfarb Foundation with the Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine in Diagnostic ultrasound of the foot and ankle and is certified in extra corporial shock wave therapy for the treatment of heel spurs. He is a fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Orthopedics and Medicine and a member of the American Academy of Pain Management. Dr. Jim has published research papers ...
...put their hutch in a car-free garage. Hutches and cages should contain warm bedding, and make sure there is lots of ventilation. Prevention is the key to stopping hypothermia. Pet owners are advised to bring pets indoors during cold spells, dress vulnerable...
...That hasn't stopped me from winter camping. I go every year. This year I am taking my son. I would like some information on frostbite -- prevention and treatment. A: The hands, fingers, toes, feet, nose and ears are the places most often frostbitten. Prevention...
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