Emergency Guide

HEAT EMERGENCY

 

heatstrokeIllnesses brought on by heat may include heat cramps, heat exhaustion, and heat stroke. Most heat-related emergencies can be prevented by drinking water often during hot weather and staying indoors during the hottest parts of the day.

If you suspect someone is having a heat emergency:

1 Get the victim to a cool place — such as in the shade, indoors, or an air-conditioned car.

2 Loosen or remove clothing and cool the victim with a cool water spray or fan the victim.

3 Offer the victim cool electrolyte-carbohydrate mixture (juice, milk, etc.) to drink, only if they are awake and alert.

4 If the victim is confused, sweating, nauseous or vomiting or refuses water call 9-1-1 to activate EMS.

Source: HSA

 

Disclaimer: The Emergency Guide is provided as a reference only.  Every effort has been taken to acquire and publish accurate information provided by medical authorities.  In case of emergency, always call or have someone CALL 9-1-1.

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