January 18, 2019
Lee's Summit Medical Center's emergency medicine physician, Dr. Nicole Cloutier, was interviewed by KCTV 5's Abigael James to offer tips to prevent frostnip and frostbite. Frostbite is an injury caused by freezing of the skin and underlying tissues. First your skin becomes very cold and red, then numb, hard and pale. Frostbite is most common on the fingers, toes, nose, ears and cheeks. Grossman Burn Center often receives patients from one of HCA Midwest Health's 11 emergency rooms. Chiefs tailgaters, and children playing outside in the snow this weekend should take and/or wear extra clothing, and use hand and foot warmers too.