Accession Number : ADA337424

Title :   Prediction of body Cooling

Descriptive Note : Technical memorandum

Corporate Author : DEFENCE AND CIVIL INST OF ENVIRONMENTALMEDICINE DOWNSVIEW (ONTARIO)

Personal Author(s) : Tikuisis, P. ; Belyavin, A. J. ; Buxton, A. C. ; Coleshaw, S. R. ; Higgenbottam, C.

PDF Url : ADA337424

Report Date : AUG 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 18

Abstract : The prediction of survival time for cold water immersion is very difficult due to several uncertainties. Foremost is the lack of well-documented data; hence the reliance of extrapolative techniques from controlled exposures involving mild levels of hypothermia. A second obstacle is the wide variability of individual response to cold. The challenge of prediction is further exacerbated by the ambiguity in the definition of survival time. These concerns must be addressed to improve the safety and rescue of people in the offshore environment. An international workshop was held to investigate the role of survival prediction models with a special emphasis on terminology.

Descriptors :   *SURVIVABILITY, *EXPOSURE(PHYSIOLOGY), *COLD WATER, *BODY TEMPERATURE, ENVIRONMENTS, PREDICTIONS, NUMERICAL ANALYSIS, COOLING, INTERNATIONAL, HYPOTHERMIA, IMMERSION, WORKSHOPS, OFFSHORE, EXTRAPOLATION.

Subject Categories : Stress Physiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE