[BCMA] Heatstroke: Emergency Symptoms

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Heatstroke: Emergency Symptoms

Signs of rapidly progressing heatstroke include:

   - Unconsciousness
      <https://www.healthlinkbc.ca/health-topics/stu3147#stu3147-sec> for
      longer than a few seconds.
      - Convulsion (seizure
      - Signs of moderate to severe difficulty breathing
      - A rectal temperature over 40°C (104°F) after exposure to a hot
      - Confusion, severe restlessness, aggressive behaviour or anxiety.
      - Fast heart rate.
      - Sweating that may be heavy or may have stopped.
      - Skin that may be red, pale, hot, and dry, even in the armpits.

   Signs of heat exhaustion that may also quickly lead to heatstroke:
   - Nausea, vomiting or diarrhea.
      - Headache, dizziness or feeling faint.
      - Weakness or muscle cramps, usually in the legs and abdomen.

After calling 911 *or other emergency services*, begin emergency first aid
treatment <https://www.healthlinkbc.ca/health-topics/tw3250spec#tp21115> if
emergency medical personnel (such as paramedics) are not going to arrive

Lorenda Calvert
Programs Coordinator

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