…..summer months, especially where the consumption of adequate fluids is a challenge. Similarly, working environments where high levels of humidity are present also pose a risk. Other factors may include illness and infections where regulating body temperature is out of control. People who are overweight or obese are also more likely to be adversely affected by high temperatures leading to heat-related illness. People taking drugs that affect body temperature regulation are also more likely to experience the condition. Another common area for concern is unventilated buildings and locked cars; the temperature inside a vehicle on a hot day will become life-threatening very quickly. Babies and dogs are reported far too frequently to find themselves in this type of situation.
Tomorrow we will look at signs and symptoms of heat related illness……
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Currently, there are temporary changes to the steps to be followed in resuscitation. These can be found in the video below or by clicking here to see the New Zealand Resuscitation Council temporary guideline recommendation.
Click the link to go to the New Zealand Resuscitation Council Covid-19 recommended modifications for delivering resuscitation whilst the pandemic remains a threat. Click play to see a short video outlining CPR modifications that should be followed during the pandemic.
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