Lengthy exposure to very hot conditions can cause heat stroke.
- Restlessness and confusion
- Hot, dry skin
- Strong, rapid pulse
- Raised temperature of up to 41 degrees Celsius
- Unconsciousness may result
WHAT TO DO
- Remove clothing. Sponge patient with cool water or wrap him in a cold, wet sheet.
- Fan the patient-use an electric fan or a stiff board.
- When the patient feels cooler to the touch, cover with a dry sheet. If body temperature start to rise, repeat the cooling process.
- Give sips of water at frequent intervals if the patient is conscious. If unconscious, place in the recovery position.