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Wilderness

First Aid

General

Concepts

Compensation Mechanisms

    The body continually tries to maintain homeostasis

Homeostasis- Relative constancy in the internal environment of the body…

    In a wilderness context you must weigh the short term    gains versus the long term damage or consequences

Examples of ways the body compensates:

Changes in heart rate

Shell/Core effect

Core/Shell effect

Shivering

Sweating

Changes in breathing rate

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