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Heat Stroke and Heat Exhaustion

Heat Stroke

•  Keep the patient in a coolest possible place

•  Place the patient in a tub of cold water, preferably containing ice. This will reduce the body temperature.

•  Wrap the patient in cold, wet sheets or towels and fan him

•  Summon the doctor as quickly as possible.

•  People whose temperatures remain much above 106 degrees F for prolonged periods usually do not recover.

Heat Exhaustion

•  Patient should be cooled quickly by being placed into a tub of cold water.

•  If the patient is conscious, move him to a cool place, give him plenty of salted water (teaspoon of salt to a tumbler of water) and keep him comfortable

•  Observe for signs of heat stroke

 

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