Heat Emergencies

James S. Walker S. Brent Barnes

Epidemiology Pathophysiology Physioiogic...Response ..to.. Heat Acclimatization

FactorsPredisposinq. .to.Heat.. Injury

Ciinical.Features HeatEdema


HeatSyncope HeatCramps



Treatment of.. Heatstroke Initial . . Resuscitation

Cooling . . Techniques

Treatment.. .oLComRlications


Prevention Chapter. References

Humankind has developed an amazing ability to acclimatize and adapt to environmental heat. Despite these adaptations, history is filled with the accounts of the devastating effects of heat on humans. Heat-related illnesses are not simply an interesting historical footnote but are still commonly seen today.

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