Heat Stroke – Treatment Copy

Heat Stroke is a medical emergency so ensure further help has been called for. Treatment should consist of:

  • Primary Survey with particular attention to management of the airway as levels of consciousness deteriorate
  • Remove from the source of heat
  • Remove clothing
  • Rapidly cool by fanning and dousing with cool water
  • Ice packs are permitted on areas of high heat exchange such as armpits and groin but not direct to the skin, so wrap in an item of thin clothing first
  • Rehydration may have be intravenously if an altered level of consciousness is present to reduce the chances of aspiration (breathing in) the fluid.
Heat Stroke Treatment

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