Heat and Cold Injuries

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Introduction

In this lesson students will learn to identify and provide the appropriate care and treatment of a patient exposed to excessive heat or cold. By the end of this lesson students will be able to state the ways in which the human body maintains proper temperature regulation and the causes and stages of heat and cold injuries.

First Aid / Heat and Cold Injuries

Two full class periods
90 Minutes

Industries / Subjects / Grades

Industries / Pathways
  • Health Science and Medical Technology Health Science and Medical Technology

First Aid / Heat and Cold Injury

Standards

California's 2008 CTE Standards (20)

Related Instructional Objectives (SWBAT...)

  • Describe the various ways in which the body loses or gains heat.
  • List the signs and symptoms of exposure to excessive heat or cold.
  • Explain the steps in the emergency treatment of patients exposed to heat or cold.
  • Describe the possible complications of patients exposed to excessive heat or cold.

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