- The elderly
- Circulatory Problems
- Raynaud's Disease
- Cardiac Problems
*Raynaud's disease is a vascular disorder which effects blood flow to the extremities (toes,nose,fingers,ears) when exposed to cold temperatures or psychological stress.
*The elderly: skin is thin and risk of ice burns
*Diabetes: blood becomes viscous, ice will force thick blood though a small vein
MOVE THE ICE TO THE LIMB NOT THE LIMB TO THE ICE!
USE A BARRIER BETWEEN ICE AND SKIN TO PREVENT BURNS!
REGULARLY MONITOR BODY FOR EXCESSIVE CIRCULATION LOSS!
DURATION OF TREATMENT SHOULD MATCH SIZE OF AREA BEING TREATED!
Should be 10-20 minutes every 2 waking hours over the acute and sub-actute stages until demand no longer necessary