Better ways to cool body available for SAF: Experts

An arm immersion cooling system is being implemented by the SAF for heat injury prevention. An external review panel suggested that the SAF have more effective rapid cooling methods to treat heat injuries.
An arm immersion cooling system is being implemented by the SAF for heat injury prevention. An external review panel suggested that the SAF have more effective rapid cooling methods to treat heat injuries.LIANHE ZAOBAO FILE PHOTO

Cold water immersion among methods used by foreign militaries to treat heat injuries

The Singapore Armed Forces (SAF), which is looking to improve the way it treats heat injuries, may want to consider adopting methods to treat such injuries used by foreign militaries, say experts.

These include cold water immersion used by the United States, British and Australian armed forces.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 13, 2018, with the headline 'Better ways to cool body available for SAF: Experts'. Print Edition | Subscribe