It's Getting Hot in Here!
It's that time of year folks! The days are getting longer and shorts are getting shorter, but everything will not be all easy breezy. Summer's heat can be the cause of many health concerns. Be sure to follow the simple steps to staying safe or your ice cream melting won't be the only thing you have to fret about.
Heat exhaustion is the body' to excessive loss of water through sweating. People working or exercising heat are prone to heat exhaustion.
Fast and shallow breathing
Treatment: Have victim rest in cool area, loosen any tight clothing, have the victim drink plenty of fluids, and apply cool wet cloths to the body.
Heat stroke is very serious and is when the body cannot control its temperature. The sweating mechanism fails and the body's temp can rise up to 106 degrees in the span of10-15 minutes.
High body temper
Treatment: Call 9-1-1, move victim to cool dry place, saturate the victim with cool water, fan them, pack ice into the victim's heat loss areas (underarms, groin, neck), maintain open airways.
Medical Emergecies Project
Mrs. Elizabeth Ford
First Aid & Safety
19 November 2013