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Cold Injury VHI

Soldier sitting in the snow under a blanket in the Chosin Reservoir

Clinicians can learn how to diagnose and treat cold injury from the Veterans Health Initiative (VHI) study guide, Cold Injury: Diagnosis and Management of
Long Term Sequelae
(3.32 MB, PDF).

Exposure to extreme cold has presented a challenge for American service members both in combat and in training missions. The study guide provides an overview of the effects of cold injuries, signs and symptoms associated with post cold injury medical sequalae and treatment recommendations.

Sections include:

  • Protocol examination history for cold injuries
  • Signs and symptoms
  • Diagnosis and treatment
  • Home treatment of Raynaud’s disease
  • Journal article summaries on cold injuries

The guide is useful for VA and non-VA health care providers caring for Veteran patients. Veterans and the public also may be interested in the guide to learn more about symptoms and treatment. Go to cold injuries for information geared to Veterans, including VA benefits.

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