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Hyperthermia

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elizabeth lewis

on 1 May 2017

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Transcript of Hyperthermia

Hyperthermia
Heat exhaustion (no mental change)
Heat stroke (mental change)
Manifestations

increased risk
Dizziness
Flushed skin
Hives
Muscle cramps
Nausea
Fatigue
Thirst
Increased heart rate
Increased respiratory rate
Normal/decreased blood pressure
Headache
Change in mental status*
Diaphoresis**
Syncope
Decreased coordination
Signs/Symptoms
EKG
CBC
CMP (complete metabolic panel)
Diagnostics
Fluid volume deficit
Altered cardiac output
Altered thermoregulation
Altered tissue perfusion
NG irrigation w/cool water
Foley catheter irrigation w/cool water

Nursing Diagnosis
Remove clothing
Increase PO fluids
Cooling blanket
Cool, wet clothes
Ice packs (stroke)
Decrease room temp
Decreased activity
Monitor vitals
Fan/air movement
Interventions
Isotonic IV fluids
Medical Administration
*mental status change only in heat stroke
**no sweating in heat stroke
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