The physiology of cooling in cold water

Mike Tipton, Frank Golden

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During immersion in cold water, there is a very clear chronology with regard to cooling of the tissues of the body. Firstly, during head-out immersion, the skin is cooled, followed by cooling of the superficial nerves and musculature and finally of the deep tissues. The stages of immersion in cold water associated with particular risk were first outlined by Golden and Hervey [1] and are directly related to the cooling of these tissues.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDrowning
Subtitle of host publicationprevention, rescue, treatment
EditorsJoost J. L. M. Bierens
Place of PublicationBerlin, Heidelberg
ISBN (Electronic)9783642042539
ISBN (Print)9783642042522
Publication statusPublished - 2014


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