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Now that summer has arrived...Heat Related Illnesses

Discussion in 'Health' started by FoxySandChick, Jun 30, 2009.

  1. Jun 30, 2009 at 2:09 AM
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    FoxySandChick

    FoxySandChick [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Kristin
    Henderson, NV
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    07 DC 4x4 Base model V6 Impulse Red Pearl
    De-badged, limo tint, black wet okole's, weathertechs, extra d-rings, TSB bilsteins
    My boyfriend and I spend a lot of time outdoors and we live in Nevada where it gets pretty hot :tumbleweed:. http://www.currentresults.com/Weather-Extremes/US/hottest-cities.php

    Well, I've had some training in recognizing and treating heat related injuries, so I guess I tend to take it for granted that others have also. My boyfriend and some friends of ours take a trip to the lake this past weekend and I stayed home, well I think it was about 108 degrees out, UV index was high and there are heat warnings in affect. My boyfriend arrives home with one of the friends and says he passed out on the boat and she had to drive him home. So anyway I was a little upset that it happened, because to me it is one of those things that can be prevented.
    A lot of people die each year due to heat related illness/injury, so I want to pass on some basic information.

    Basic info on Extreme Heat
    http://www.bt.cdc.gov/disasters/extremeheat/heat_guide.asp
    Basic 1st aid for Heat Induced Illnesses
    http://www.fema.gov/hazard/heat/heat_aid.shtm
    Symptoms
    http://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/understanding-heat-related-illness-symptoms
     
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