Snippet of “Heat-related illnesses” discussion from APN forum
Please note, these are very BASIC first aid tips relating to heat (presumes you have access to 911 and/or medical professionals). Welcome and appreciate input from others on this esp for situations where no EMS is available. j & B
There are two major types of heat illness – HEAT EXHAUSTION and HEAT STROKE. If heat exhaustion is left untreated it can lead to heat stroke. Both conditions are serious, however, heat stroke is a major medical emergency and getting victim’s body temperature cooled down is more critical than getting fluids in their body. Heat stroke can lead to death.
Things to watch for…
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