Frostbite

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Credits

1.50

Post Assessment Questions

16

Expiration Date

31 Dec 2025

Last Reviewed

1 Jan 2023

Estimated Time To Finish

90 Minutes

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Activity Description

Frostbite, also known as freezing cold injury is tissue damage that occurs due to cold exposure, occurring at temperatures below zero degrees celsius. Homeless populations, children, and the elderly are especially vulnerable to frostbite. Prolonged duration and lower temperatures increase the risk of frostbite and the extent of the injury. Certain pre-existing conditions, including peripheral vascular disease, malnutrition, Raynaud's disease, diabetes mellitus, and tobacco use may worsen frostbite-related tissue damage. This activity reviews the evaluation and treatment of frostbite and highlights the role of the interprofessional team in improving care for patients with this condition.

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Target Audience

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of individuals in nursing.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the learner will be better able to:

  • Identify the epidemiology of frostbite.
  • Summarize how to evaluate a patient for frostbite.
  • Review the treatment and management options available for frostbite.
  • Explain interprofessional team strategies to improve care coordination and communication to advance treatment and prevention of frostbite, in turn leading to better patient outcomes.

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In support of improving patient care, this activity has been jointly planned and implemented by Continuing Education, Inc./University at Sea® and StatPearls, LLC. Continuing Education, Inc, is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

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