ROTC Brief, Heat Stroke

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ROTC Brief, Heat Stroke

  1. 1. Scrapes & Scratches<br />101<br />Heat Illness<br />Presented by C/Frias<br />
  2. 2. Overview<br />Heat Illness<br /> -In this briefing you will learn to identify, and deal with situations of heat related illness’. <br /> -Heat Cramps, Heat Exhaustion, Proper Hydration, Heat Stroke<br />
  3. 3. Lesson 1<br />Heat Cramps<br />Symptoms<br />·Heat cramps are brief severe cramps that may occur during or after rigorous exercise<br />·Due to poor hydration and loss of salts and potassium in the body through perspiration. <br />
  4. 4. Lesson 1<br />Heat Cramps<br />Treatment<br />·Not Life Threatening <br />·Cool, Rest, Fluids, Massage<br />
  5. 5. Lesson 2<br />Proper Hydration<br />Know The Difference<br />·Water<br /> -Temp regulation, Lubrication of joints, transports nutrients, digestion <br />·Sports Drinks<br /> -Replenish electrolytes and minerals quickly, recovers muscles<br />
  6. 6. Lesson 2<br />Proper Hydration<br />Get Enough of It!<br />·Monitor Urine Volume and Color, Sweat, Temp, Altitude, Weight<br />·15-20 Fl oz 3 hours before<br />·10 fl oz 15 Minutes During<br />· 20-24 Fl oz for every pound loss<br />
  7. 7. Lesson 3<br />Heat Exhaustion<br />Symptoms<br />·Fatigue, Weakness, Clammy Skin, Headache, Nausea/Vomiting, Hyperventilation, Irritation<br />·More Serious Heat Illness<br />
  8. 8. Lesson 3<br />Heat Exhaustion<br />Treatment<br />·Go Indoors/Find Shade<br />· Loosen/ Remove Clothing<br />·Encourage Patient to Eat/ Drink<br />·Cool down with Cool Water <br />·Rest, and Monitor<br />
  9. 9. Lesson 4<br />Heat Stroke<br />Symptoms<br />·Life threatening, loss of ability to regulate body temp. <br />·Hot/Dry Skin, 108°F temp, severe headache, sluggishness, confusion, seizure, weakness, black out<br />
  10. 10. Lesson 4<br />Heat Stroke<br />Treatment<br />·Move Indoors/ Find Shade<br />·Get Immediate Medical Attention<br />·Douse with cool water<br />·Do not give fluids<br />·Can result in death<br />
  11. 11. Review<br />Heat Illness<br />·Heat Cramps<br />·Proper Hydration<br />·Heat Exhaustion<br />·Heat Stroke<br />
  12. 12. Review<br />Heat Illness<br />·Questions?<br />

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