What I Learned Last Weekend

Heat stroke (sun stroke) represents the complete breakdown of the heat control process . . . This is a true emergency. . . . The patient will be confused, very belligerent and uncooperative . . . . Spray with water or other suitable fluid and fan vigorously to lower the core temperature through evaporative cooling. This is the one time in medicine when it may be justifiable to urinate on your patient.

“Wilderness Medicine, Beyond First Aid, 5th Edition” (William Forgey)


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