Fast Five Quiz: Can You Properly Identify and Treat Frostbite?

C. Crawford Mechem, MD, MS


January 15, 2015

Rewarm the frostbitten area as quickly as possible to salvage as much tissue and function as possible. The use of circulating water at 40-42°C is common. Do not allow the water to get too hot or too cold. Avoid premature termination of the rewarming process. Remember to treat pain associated with rewarming.

For more on the treatment of frostbite, read here.


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