Heat Illness At A Glance

Patients with heat exhaustion retain the ability to dissipate heat and have a normal CNS function. With heat stroke, refuse compensation mechanisms for heat dissipation (although sweating may still be present) and the central nervous system function is impaired. Heat stroke should be considered in patients with hyperthermia and clouding of consciousness or other central nervous system dysfunction into account, regardless of sweating. For heat illness include a number of…

September 3, 2018