A couple of things to put your mind at ease as you start to come back into the classroom setting:
FIRST AID COURSES:
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As temperatures dip, it’s important to take extra precautions when spending time outside. Whether you’re going for a winter walk or hitting the slopes, frostbite can come when you least expect it. For those that don’t know, frostbite is an injury that occurs when the skin and its underlying tissues freeze. The most mild form of frostbite is known as frostnip and it does not cause permanent damage to the skin. However, in its most severe form, frostbite can kill skin tissue, which may be extremely painful. To learn more about the signs and and symptoms of frostbite, including how to avoid it, keep reading.
Frostbite most often occurs on the fingers, toes, cheeks, ears, nose, and chin. Exposed skin is more prone to frostbite, however, even skin that is protected by gloves or socks can still experience frostbite. As one of the most common symptoms of the injury is numbness, you may not realize you have frostbite until someone points it out or you see yourself in a mirror. To determine whether you have frostbite, it’s important to know the most common signs & symptoms:
Keep yourself and others safe this winter by knowing the early signs of frostbite. We also recommend signing up for the L.I.T. First Aid and Lifeguard Training courses to learn important first aid skills and CPR that could save your life, in the event that you or a loved one suffers from frostbite this winter.