Showing posts with label Heat Safety. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Heat Safety. Show all posts

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Dehydration is not a joking matter!

The temperatures are heating up here in Arizona! Are you drinking enough water?

Last year our firm represented a mother who's son died of Heat Stroke. He was a construction worker who worked outside all day and even though he was young and relatively healthy, he died as a result of not drinking enough water. It was a heartbreaking and preventable loss of life.

Would you be able to recognize the signs and symptoms of Heath Exhaustion and Heat Stroke? Take a look at the outline below to familiarize yourself.

Now, take a look at what Heat Stroke does to you body and why /how it can be fatal.

If you or someone you know is suffering from any of the symptoms of Heat Exhaustion or Heat Stroke, seek medical attention immediately. And remember, if you are feeling thirsty; you are already dehydrated!

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Monday, June 27, 2011

Excessive Heat Warning in Effect

As we face some extreme tempoeratures this week, a reminder to all to stay hydrated, cool and safe. In the event of a heat illness, never delay in contacting 911. Heat Stroke can be fatal.

Most people don't realize that children are extremely vulnerable. The body temperature of children rises 3 – 5 times faster than adults, and as a result, children are much more vulnerable to heat stroke.

The elderly are also extremely vulnerable. Hospital records reveal that the majority of heat stroke patients are the elderly and poor who live in inner cities. Two-thirds of the cases are associated with hypertension, diabetes, and alcoholism. More than half of the victims were taking medications that affected their ability to handle the heat.

Another area of concern in the extreme heat is for our pets. Animals should be kept indoors as much as possible during periods of excessive heat.

If an animal is kept outside, they MUST have access to plenty of clean, cool water and shade.Some tips for keeping your dog cool outside: provide access to a kiddie pool filled with cool, clean water, wet your dog down with cool (not cold) water every hour and provide ice cubes in your dog's water bowl.

Signs of heat-induced illness include excessive panting, disorientation, lethargy, vomiting and diarrhea. If you see any of these signs, get your pet to the vet immediately!

In the absence of Chad Snow, blog posted by:

April Lang-Snow, Business Manager @ Snow and Carpio, PLC