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Hyperthermia & Heat-Related Illness

Summer is upon us and prehospital providers are likely to see more patients suffering from heat-related illness. The most serious heat-related illness — heat stroke — has a mortality rate of up to 30%, so it’s important that we’re prepared to treat hyperthermic patients.

This lesson will discuss heat stroke — the different types, how to diagnose it, and how to treat it, including some of evidence-based patient cooling strategies.

Download the lesson outline, then enjoy the video!

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