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  • This video was made in partnership with : International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.

  • Major Disasters: Prepare for a Cold Wave

  • In this video, you will learn how to act in case of injuries caused by a cold wave as well as the preventative safety practices necessary in order to avoid injury.

  • If you get superficial frostbite, that is to say a minor pain caused by the cold: rub the affected area or blow hot air onto it in order to warm it up.

  • If you get a more severe case of frostbite, meaning a white area of the skin that often doesn't hurt or is totally numb.

  • See a doctor as quickly as you can.

  • Slowly warm up the frozen parts by putting them in your hands if they are warm, under your arms, in between your thighs or apply warm water.

  • Do not rub the injured area because it could worsen the frostbite.

  • With care, remove tight clothes, and any others objects that could cause discomfort: watches, rings

  • In the case of serious frostbite or hypothermia, call the emergency services immediately, protect the victim from the cold by placing them in a warm place and monitoring their state whilst reassuring them.

  • To avoid any medical complications caused by cold weather, use equipment adapted to the temperature such as clothes, shoes

  • Protect your head and ears especially.

  • Do not wear damp clothes.

This video was made in partnership with : International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.

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How to prepare for a cold snap | Disasters

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    Minnie posted on 2020/12/30
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