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Heat Stroke First Aid Treatment

Image of surfer laying down next to surf board suffering from heat stroke

How to treat Heat Stroke

  • Call 9-1-1 or activate EMS immediately! A delayed call could be fatal.
  • The main objective of first aid treatment for heat stroke is to lower the casualty’s body temperature as quickly as possible.
  • Move the casualty to a shady or cool place.
  • Loosen and/or remove any sweat-soaked clothing.
  • Cool the casualty’s body by immersing him/her in cold water or if unavailable, sponging him/her down with cold compresses.
  • Fan the casualty with a magazine, cardboard, or an electric fan.
  • Do not give the casualty anything to drink unless their condition stabilizes. Once stabilized, small sips of water can be given. Do not give caffeinated or alcoholic beverages.

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