Today is going to be a HOT one! With that in mind I thought the below information might be helpful. Be safe out there today!
Extreme heat brings with it the possibility of heat-induced illnesses. During the hot, humid summer weather, the body's internal temperature can rise and can result in heat exhaustion and heatstroke. If not treated quickly, heat exhaustion can progress into heat stroke, which requires immediate medical care and can be fatal.
Signs and Symptoms:
What to Do:
- Move the person to a cool place indoors or under the shade of a tree.
- Loosen clothing.
- Have the person lie down. Elevate feet slightly.
- If the person is alert, place in cool (not cold) bath water.
- IF the person is alert, give frequent sips of cool, clear fluids (clear juice or sports drinks are best).
- If the person is vomiting, turn his or her body to the side to prevent choking.
- Monitor the person's temperatures.
Think Prevention! Be sensible about how much you exert yourself in hot weather.
Heat Exhaustion is the result of excessive heat and dehydration. Heat Stroke is a medical emergency!