A pocket guide to cold water survival
Inter-Governmental Maritime Consultative Organization, Jan 1, 1981 - Transportation - 20 pages
Covers effect of cold water on body temperature, how to minimize these effects, methods of ship abandonment and treatment for hypothermia.
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abandoning ship blankets and/or plastic blood vessels body core temperature body heat loss breathing button up clothing CDS^7fl7EDM cold exposure cold injury cold water immersion Cold Water Survival davit-launched deck effects of cold elbow enclose in blankets entering the water evaporation exposure to wind Feet become floating object freezing frostbite further heat loss Guide to Cold hypothermia immediately mouth immersion suit IMMERSION SURVIVOR increase body heat Insulate to prevent INTER-GOVERNMENTAL MARITIME CONSULTATIVE keep the core layer of air leave wet clothes lifeboat lifejacket liferafts loss through evapora MARITIME CONSULTATIVE ORGANIZATION massage affected ment mouth to nose outer layer Pocket Guide prevent further heat protective clothing raft rate of body Re-warm the frozen rescue rewarming seasickness SHIP ABANDONMENT shivering side and arms skin and clothing slightly head survival craft sweat Swim tempera tion transfer of heat treatment ture uncon unconscious person unnecessary manhandling Usually the feet valuable body heat water exposure