Heat Illnesses

Alexis Quiles 4B 01/14/14

What the Number's Mean

  1. Prevention
  2. General Causes
  3. Signs & Symptoms
  4. Treatment

Dehydration

  1. Drink plenty of water, avoid caffeine, and avoid alcohol
  2. When the water leaves the body of great amounts
  3. Vomiting, sweat, diabetes, burns, and inability to drink liquids
  4. Drink loads of water until the tongue is not dry


Heat Cramps

  1. Warm-up and cool-down, before working hard when in high temperatures
  2. Painful brief muscle cramps
  3. Painful, involuntary, brief, limits itself
  4. Rest in cool place, drink a commercial beverage


Heat Syncope

  1. To much heat by being exposed
  2. Fainting episode that someone experiences in high temperature environments
  3. Dizziness, weakness, loss of consciousness,tunnel vision, and pale skin
  4. Move to shade , monitor symptoms of the condition, elevate legs, and re-hydrate


Heat Exhaustion

  1. Stay in the heat for large of mounts of time
  2. Drink plenty of fluids
  3. Confusion, dark urine, pale skin, and muscle cramps
  4. Take a cool shower & drink plenty of fluids


Heat Stroke

  1. Comes over time with all the other heat injuries
  2. Failure of body temperature control
  3. Throbbing headache, dizziness, lack of sweat, and dry skin
  4. Fan air on person, while putting a sponge or hoes them down