Answer: Nausea, vomiting, fatigue, weakness, halucinations, rapid pulse, unconsciousness, seizures, coma, death. This is a life threatening condition and needs medical attention. Many of the symptoms can be the same as for Heat Exhaustion or even a heart attack. SABC- Unusual behavior, abnormal mental state, sudden collapse, loss of conciousness. Unusual behavior, abnormal mental state, and sudden collapse
Answer: - your mobility gets slower if your walking/running - you sweat a little and turn pale - you have troubl catching your breathe - you feel like your totally gonna puke and feel like falling over
Answer: The best way to prevent a heat stroke is not to stay out in direct sunlight for too long--especially between the hours of 10 in the morning until 3 in the afternoon. Also, when outside in the heat, be sure to drink plenty of water--being careful not to drink too much at one time--especially if the temperature is about 85.
Answer: The main goal is to cool the person off. Ways to accomplish this include moving the victim to a cool area out of the sun and bathing the skin with water, either using damp cloths or immersing in a cool bath. Do not use very cold water if immersing in a bath as this can contribute to shock and hemodynamic instability.
If the victim is alert you should give fluids by mouth but if they are not alert you should not attemp this (fluids will be needed by IV).
Answer: The first sign of heat stroke may be fainting. Heat stroke isdefined by a core temperature higher than 105 degrees. Othersymptoms are dizziness, nausea/vomiting, disorientation, staggeringand headache.
Answer: As a firefighter/EMT i will give you what we look for. First off there is not a mild heat stroke, there are 3 stages of hyperthermia or elevated heat levels. 1. is heat cramps, muscle spasms, cramps, usually due to lack of salt in the body due to you losing it, also due to electrolyte imbalance to the muscles, most commonly from overexertion in hot tempartures with excessive sweating. 2. Heat exhaustion-it can cause a disturbance in the bodies blood flow causing a mild state of shock. Which is caused by vasodilation from the body working harder to maintain heat loss.agin this is due to loss of water and salt in the body, In such cases the patient will be normal to cool, either pale or ashen grey in color, and sweaty, dizzy or fatigued. 3. Heat stroke- this has a mortality rate of 20-80%. the signes are rapid pulse that is strong but becomes weak, initial deep rapid breathing that becomes shallow and weak, seizures, loss of appetite, vomiting, altered mental status. Hot skin that is either dry or moist is a sign of a DIRE EMERGANCY.
Elderly persons may have a lesser awareness of temperature changes so are more likely to be unaware of overheating; also, they have e lesser ability to determine thirst, which may lead to dehydration and a predisposition to heat stroke.
Answer: If you witness or come across an individual that collapses, you will always do the following:
Assess for level of consciousness. Try to pinch the person between the shoulder and the neck while loudly yelling "are you OK" to illicit a response. You can also try to push on their fingernail with your fingernail.
If no response, yell at someone to call 911 or emergency services.
You would try to assess whether their airway is open, while the person is on their back, hyperextend their neck to open their airway. Then feel for breathing by watching their chest for the rise and fall of breathing. Then feel for a pulse under their jawbone close to the ear. Hopefully they are breathing and have a pulse. If they do not and you are trained in CPR, you would go through the CPR steps. If you can get someone to bring some cold rags and place on their forehead and some bags of ice under their arm pits, that would be helpful.
If the patient collapses and you are able to get them to respond to you, you would want to encourage them to consume cool fluids and rehydrate. You would want to avoid beverages that are extremely cold. Gatorade is a good choice. Encourage the person to seek medical attention.
Answer: When treating someone for a heat stroke or heat exhaustion, youneed to first make sure that you keep them still. It is ideal tocall 911 as quickly as possible. Do not put anything cold on themas this can send them into shock.
Answer: Heat Stroke Caused By: Body cannot regulate its own temperature due to intensive sweating under conditions of high heat and humidity. Advanced age can be a factor.
Symptoms: Weakness, vertigo, nausea, headache, heat cramps, mild heat exhaustion, excessive sweating. Sweating stops just before heat stroke. Temperature rises rapidly (as high as 106 degrees Fahrenheit); blood pressure is elevated. Skin is flushed at first, then turns ashen or purplish. Delirium or coma is common. First Aid: Heat stroke is a medical emergency. Call for medical assistance. Move person to a cool, indoor place. Loosen or remove clothing. Primary objective is to reduce body temperature, preferably by iced bath or sponging down with cool water until pulse lowers to below 110 per minute and body temperature is below 103 degrees Fahrenheit. Caution is necessary.
Caused By: Person does not get enough liquid and salt in very hot, humid weather. Symptoms: Excessive sweating, weakness, vertigo, and sometimes cramps. Skin is cold and pale, clammy with sweat; pulse is thready and blood pressure is low. Body temperature is normal or sub-normal. Vomiting may occur. Although unconsciousness is rare, it may happen. First Aid: Lay person in cool place. Give water to drink with 1 tsp. of salt to each quart of water. Fluid intake usually brings about full recovery. Get medical assistance if severe.
Answer: If you suspect that you are experiencing a heat stroke, the firstthing to do is to cool your body temperature down. During a heatstroke, your body temperature could be above 104, which could causeyour organs to start to shut down. This is why it is imperativethat you cool your body down. Call 911 immediately, and then getinto a tub of ice cold water until help arrives. If you can coolyour body temperature down within the first 30 minutes, there is amuch better chance that you will recover without complications.