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He was a mountaineering patient who had been climbing in the snow for half an hour at high altitudes for several hours, suffering from severe frostbite and amputation of his toes.
Turn the page and see the steps of cutting the fingers ....
In the case of deep frostbite, some of the toes are blackened and gone. For example, the tip of the toe may be blackened and gradually detached from the rest of the foot. Sometimes surgery or amputation is needed to remove dead tissue. If amputation is needed, it is usually delayed for 6-8 weeks to identify tissues that are capable of surviving.
4🚨Emergency measures in these cases. ..
- Take off the wet and tight clothes of the injured, it is better to cut the clothes. - Do not massage the injured body and do not force him to physical activity. - If the patient is conscious and in cases where the patient does not have nausea and vomiting, give him warm liquids. Constantly monitor the patient's central body temperature. Check the patient's heart rhythm (j-waves are seen in hypothermia after the QRS complex) - Move the patient slowly. Do not touch any blisters. External active heating method should be used to warm the patient with hypothermia:
1- Wrapping the patient in a warm blanket. (Only this method is recommended in pre-hospital emergency)
2- Hot bags in the areas that have the highest rate of heat transfer to the body, ie the base of the neck, armpits and groin.
3- Lamps and hair dryers can also be used to generate heat.
4- Immersing the patient in warm water with a temperature of 39 to 40 degrees Celsius can also be used. But it is not recommended because it may give heat shock.
2- Internal heating methods in the hospital (just for information, these methods are not recommended in pre-hospital emergency): 1- From heated intravenous fluids (35 to 38 ° C)
2- Establishing moist and warm oxygen (38 to 40 degrees Celsius)