Wednesday, 8 August 2018

SAF to enhance prevention, management of heat injuries following review

The Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) will be implementing several measures to fine-tune its management of heat injuries.

Hands immersed in cold water is one new measurement introduced by SAF

These would include preventive and early detection, providing effective cooling for those with heat injury as well as the rapid evacuation of such cases, as recommended by an external panel looking at its heat injury management processes.

The Ministry of Defence had in May commissioned an external review panel – which includes medical professionals from Singapore General Hospital, Changi General Hospital and Khoo Teck Puat Hospital - on heat injury management to examine the SAF’s heat injury policies and processes.


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