Cold Weather Tips from the MTLSD Health Services Department
January 6, 2014
|The frozen tundra-Mt. Lebanon High School Stadium.
As brutally cold temperatures move into Mt. Lebanon, the Mt. Lebanon School District Health Services Department offers some very helpful tips to help stay safe and healthy in the coming days:
•Keep all areas of the body covered if at all possible...heat loss occurs primarily through your head, hands, and feet.
•Stay indoors if breathing compromised, especially those with asthma and respiratory illnesses, etc.
•Dress in warm layers to avoid becoming overheated and then chilled.
•If you become too cold - warm up the chilled area slowly - do NOT immerse body parts in hot water. Wrap hands, feet, etc. in a blanket or sit on your hands to warm them up gradually.
•Cover your mouth and nose area with a scarf to avoid inhaling the bitter cold air, which can add to breathing difficulties of respiratory compromised individuals.
•Remove wet clothing as soon as possible and change into dry, warm clothing as soon as possible.
•If you suspect frostbite - seek medical attention immediately.
As always, use your judgment when venturing outdoors in the bitter cold....check on the very young, elderly and medically compromised family, friends and neighbors.
STAY WARM AND SAFE!
MT. LEBANON SD HEALTH SERVICES DEPARTMENT