ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)-- Area hospitals are prepared for victims of the approaching winter storm and the bitter cold.
At Barnes Hospital, doctors and nurses employ all sorts of methods to warm up a person who is overwhelmed by the frigid weather.
A warmer keeps blankets toasty.
They can heat saline solution to 101 degrees and have that circulate through a patient`s body.
Plus they have a special blanket, which hot air is pumped through it as it covers the patient.
Doctors are reminding everyone: frost bite can occur in only minutes if temperatures drop to single digits.