Exertional Heat Stroke – 563

Dr. Lesley Vandermark discusses practical considerations for Exertional Heat Stroke, Identification and care live at Trinity University's 2019 conference.

What is Heat Stroke?

According to KSI –

“While exertional heat illnesses (EHI) are not always a life-threatening condition, exertional heat stroke (EHS) can lead to fatality if not recognized and treated properly. As the word heat implies, these conditions most commonly occur during the hot summer months; however, EHS can happen at any time and in the absence of high environmental temperatures.”

What are symptoms of Heat Stroke?

In an article by Mom's Team these are listed:

Exertional Heat Stroke, Lesley vandermark, moms team, momsteam.com, heat stroke,

Exertional heat Stroke, Leslie Vandermark, Lesley Vandermark, Lesley, vandermark, Heat Stroke, UofA, University of Arkansas

What are some of the practical considerations?

  1. Have a practiced EAP
  2. Know the signs and symptoms
  3. Use a rectal thermometer
  4. Cold Water Immersion
    1. Cold tub
    2. TACO – Tarp assisted cooling
  5. Activating EMS
    1. again having a practiced EAP with trained personnel
    2. Use
    3. Software like TeamEMSoft to help coordinate location

Contact Dr. Vandermark

Lesley Vandermark – lwvander@uark.edu

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