Thursday, December 19, 2013

Winter is Here Again, Play Safely

We're nearing the end of 2013 and I can hardly believe it.  We're all scrambling around making last minute purchases and celebration plans (or maybe it's just me).  The weather in San Diego has been particularly rainy this winter and it seems that snow has been falling by the foot instead of by the inch in many places around the country.  Winter is definitely here and holiday break is just around the corner, if it hasn't started already.

While I don't have a new topic for you this week I was flipping through the archives and thought this week would be a good time to refresh your memory on some of the topics I have posted about previously.  I can't say much to help with the rain in San Diego other than to invest in some good rain gear, but for those who love the snow I can offer some tips on how to avoid cold injuries.

Whether you're using a snow day to build a snow man or you're looking forward to some sledding fun you should always be prepared for the cold weather. School break may mean plans for a ski/snowboard trip that could be quickly ruined by frostbite or hypothermia.  I always preach prevention and this week is no different.  So take a look at a few previous posts I made regarding environmental cold injuries and don't forget to protect yourself.

Read more about Environmental Cold Injury Prevention.

Read more about different types of Environmental Cold Injuries.

Submitted by Heather L. Clemons, MS, MBA, ATC

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