Heat emergencies

Definition:

Perspiration is the body’s main method of regulating its temperature. As sweat evaporates off the skin heat is taken with it, as a result cooling down the body. Without this method the body would quickly over heat and the person would die. Anything that impairs body temperature regulation is hazardous.

Causes:

Heat cramps, recognition and treatment:

Heat exhaustion, recognition and treatment:

Heat stroke, recognition and treatment: