Frostbite & Hypothermia: First Aid


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Hypothermia occurs when _____.

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1. _____ is a cold-induced injury to the tissues.

2. When you're frostbitten, you should avoid _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Whenever winter comes around, it brings with it the threat of specific medical emergencies resulting from exposure to cold weather. The two most significant emergencies are known as frostbite and hypothermia. This quiz and worksheet will go over with you the causes and symptoms of these conditions, and the proper first aid procedures for each.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Take this quiz to see if you know about:

  • The causes of hypothermia
  • Cold-induced injuries
  • First aid for frostbite
  • First aid for hypothermia
  • Symptoms to look out for

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - use the assessment questions to see how well you remember the main points on hypothermia and frostbite and how to treat them
  • Reading comprehension - check to ensure that you understand the causes and symptoms of both of these conditions
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge of frostbite and hypothermia to identify the specific course of action appropriate to situations provided in the questions

Additional Learning

More facts on this subject can be found in the associated lesson called Frostbite & Hypothermia: First Aid. This lesson will teach you about:

  • The causes and symptoms of hypothermia
  • The causes and symptoms of frostbite
  • First aid responses
  • What to do in specific situations