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Transcript of Heat Strokes
condition caused by the body overheating
prolonged exposure to or physical exertion in high temperatures
This most serious form of heat injury
can occur if your body temperature rises to 104 F (40 C) or higher
wearing excessive clothing, drinking alcohol, and becoming dehydrated can put you more at risk for a heatstroke.
Plan of Attack
immediately cool the person
Get the person into shade or indoors.
Remove excess clothing.
Cool the person with whatever means available — put in a cool tub of water or a cool shower, spray with a garden hose, sponge with cool water, fan while misting with cool water, or place ice packs or cold, wet towels on the person's head, neck, armpits and groin.
Age: the ability to control body tempature and react to heat is in the central nervous system which is weak when you are very young, and old.
exertion in heat: playing football in the heat
sudden exposure to high heat
lack of air conditioning
certain health conditions
Severe complications with heat stroke include
vital organ damage: Without a quick response to lower body temperature, heatstroke can cause your brain or other vital organs to swell, possibly resulting in permanent damage.
wear loose fitting, and lightweight clothing
protect yourself against a sun burn: sun burns affect your body by not allowing it to properly cool.
Drink plenty of fluids
take extra precautions with certain medicines
never leave anyone in a parked car.
take it easy during the hottest parts of the day
Recognizing Heat Stroke
High body temperature.
Altered mental state or behavior.
Alteration in sweating.
Nausea and vomiting.
Racing heart rate.