Heat Exhaustion First Aid

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Heat Exhaustion
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often occurs when someone exercises in the heat & sweats a lot
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Signs of Heat Exhaustion
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-sweating -nausea -dizziness -vomiting -muscle cramps -feeling faint & fatigue
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Heat Cramps
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-most heat-related emergencies are caused by vigorous exercise -painful muscle spasms -Signs=muscle cramps, sweating & headache
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Heatstroke
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-can be fatal -call 911 -monitor victim after cooling down
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What to do
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1. scene safety 2. phone 911 3. lie person down in a cool place 4. remove as much clothing as possible 5. cool person w/ water spray 6. can cool w/ cool damp clothes on neck, armpit, and groin 7. victim should drink something w/ sugar & electrolytes

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