Outdoor activities and health – providing aim measures for hypothermia

Ladislav Pyšný, Jana Pyšná, Dominika Petrů

Abstract

Every year many people in Czech Republic die because of hypothermia. The lovers of outdoor activities, which are realized in winter and in alpine environment, should know at least some basic information about this dangerous and life-threatening condition. We should adjust our plans as necessary to avoid risking hypothermia. And when we give the first aid we should be able to determine the stage of hypothermia correctly, preclude another heat loss of the body and apply important steps to stop increasing heat loss. The hypothermia is influenced by many interior and exterior factors.

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APA Citation

Pyšný, L., Pyšná, J., & Petrů, D. (2012). Outdoor activities and health – providing aim measures for hypothermia. Journal of Outdoor Activities, 6(2), 104–111.

Additional Information

Date: 2012-10-01