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By: Andrew Pate, Christina McCosker, and Dillon Burns
Occurs when working outdoors in the heat or long periods of strenuous exercise. With heat exhaustion, a persons body temperature can rise to dangerous levels. Signs are: Cool, moist, pale, ashen, or flush skin. Headache, nausea, or dizziness. Weakness or exhaustion Heavy sweating Muscle cramps
Help move the victim to a cool or shady location. Loosen or remove any tight clothing. If the victim is conscious and alert give fluids to replace fluids lost in sweat. Cool the victims body by wrapping it in water- soaked towels or by sponging or spraying cool water on to the victim. Monitor the victim for signs of heat stroke or shock. Be prepared to call 911.
Heat stroke can develop if heat exhaustion is not treated. Body system becomes so overheated that they stop functioning. As body fluids become depleted the person stops sweating and the body can no longer cool itself. Vital organs such as the brain, heart, and kidneys can cease to function and death can result. Signs: Confusion or strange behavior Red, hot, dry skin In ability to drink or vomiting Shallow breathing seizures or unconsciousness
Call 911 immediately. Then help move the victim to a cool or shady location. Loosen or remove any tight clothing. Cool the victim quickly using whatever means are available. You can soak towels or sheets in cold water and apply to the victims body. Carefully monitor the victim. Be prepared to perform CPR.
If someone in the water seems to be having trouble, it is important to assess the situation quickly. Call 911 or send someone for help. Determine how to rescue the person quickly without putting yourself at risk. As soon as the victim is out of the water, perform rescue breathing or CPR, if necessary.