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TSP 081-T-1008-1 PERFORM FIRST AID FOR HEAT INJURIES.

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1 TSP 081-T PERFORM FIRST AID FOR HEAT INJURIES

2 TSP 081-T SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS HEAT CRAMPS Cramping in the extremities (arms and legs) Abdominal (stomach) cramps Excessive sweating

3 TSP 081-T SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS HEAT EXHAUSTION 1 Profuse sweating with pale, moist, cool skin Headache Weakness Dizziness Loss of appetite

4 TSP 081-T SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS HEAT EXHAUSTION 2 Cramping Nausea, with or without vomiting Urge to defecate Chills (gooseflesh) Rapid breathing Tingling hands, feet Confusion

5 TSP 081-T SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS HEATSTROKE Red (flushed), hot, dry skin Weakness Dizziness Confusion Headaches Seizures Nausea Stomach pains or cramps Pulse/respiration rapid and weak Unconsciousness and collapse

6 TSP 081-T TREATMENT HEAT CRAMPS 1 Monitor mental status Move casualty to cool area Loosen casualty’s clothing

7 TSP 081-T TREATMENT HEAT CRAMPS 2 SLOWLY drink one canteen of water Notify medical personnel if necessary

8 TSP 081-T TREATMENT HEAT EXHAUSTION 1 Monitor mental status Move casualty to a cool area Loosen or remove clothing Pour water on casualty and fan him

9 TSP 081-T TREATMENT HEAT EXHAUSTION 2 Monitor the casualty; notify medical personnel Have the casualty drink one canteen of water Elevate the casualty’s legs

10 TSP 081-T TREATMENT HEATSTROKE 1 Move to a cool, shaded area Monitor mental status Loosen or remove clothing

11 TSP 081-T Pour water on casualty and fan him Massage the casualty’s arms and legs Elevate his legs TREATMENT HEATSTROKE 2

12 TSP 081-T Have the casualty slowly drink one canteen of cool water TREATMENT HEATSTROKE 3

13 TSP 081-T MEDICAL EMERGENCY Heatstroke is a MEDICAL EMERGENCY that may result in death. Notify medical personnel and evacuate as soon as possible. TREATMENT HEATSTROKE 4


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