Summer has its perks.
Summer has its downsides too.
One of them is heat stroke.www.bubblews.com
Just recently, DyLA-AM reported the death of a man from Pulangbato, Bogo City due to heat stroke.
You might be thinking, “Nyaaah! That can never happen to me.”
Don’t be foolish!disneysdreamings.tumblr.com
It can happen to anyone!
When I say anyone, it includes YOU!
This led me to scan my old nursing book in college.
I felt like I was back at school and writing a simple pathophysiology, which was my favorite part in Medical-Surgical Nursing. (Giggles!)
Before I continue, let’s define heat stroke.
According to Wikipedia, heat stroke is a heat illness that is characterized by body temperature of more than 40.6 °C (105.1 °F) because of exposure to environmental heat and lack of thermoregulation.
This is different from a fever because fever is caused by the internal processes of the body.
1. First, stabilize the person using ABC.
Make sure nothing is blocking the person’s nose.
B – Breathing
Check if the patient is still breathing. If not, you can deliver cardiopulmonary resuscitation or CPR if you know how to administer it.
C – Circulation
Make sure that the person’s circulation is not compromised. Loosen any tight clothing. Elevate feet using pillow to allow blood to circulate to the brain faster.
Note: Whether the person’s ABC are fine or not, have somebody call an ambulance immediately.
Continue administering first aid:
You know what?
Heat stroke is not to be taken lightly.
Because it can kill!jasmineskyeeee.tumblr.com
We all know that prevention is a lot better than cure. Take these precautions to avoid becoming a fool.reddit.com
Don’t let heat stroke ruin your summer!
Stay safe and above else, enjoy your vacation!