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 aid measures blankets and/or plastic blood vessels body core temperature body heat loss breathing button up clothing cold exposure cold injury cold water immersion COLD WATER SURVIVAL cool davit-launched deck effects of cold elbow enclose in blankets entering the water evaporation exposure to wind floating freezing frostbite further heat loss hypothermia immediately mouth immersion suit IMMERSION SURVIVOR increase body heat insulation INTER-GOVERNMENTAL MARITIME CONSULTATIVE keep the core layer of air leave wet clothes lf the survivor lifeboat lifejacket liferafts lnsulate to prevent LONDON INTER-GOVERNMENTAL MARITIME loss through evapora MARITIME CONSULTATIVE ORGANIZATION massage affected mouth to nose Number outer layer 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 ture uncon unconscious person unnecessary manhandling Usually the feet valuable body heat water exposure