Global Warming – Is it effecting everyone’s health?
Hospitals all over the globe are managing their fair share of COVID-19 cases as well as the run of the mill seasonal accidents and the more serious day to day requirements for the sick or injured.
Higher Temperatures globally are deceptively dangerous, Heat related illnesses are on the climb as heatwaves are more common place.
What heat does to the body you ask?
Two of the most common heat-related conditions are heatstroke and heat exhaustion.
Please read the full article https://edition.cnn.com/2022/06/15/health/extreme-heat-hurts-health-wellness/index.html
If someone has heat exhaustion, follow these 4 steps:
- Move them to a cool place.
- Get them to lie down and raise their feet slightly.
- Get them to drink plenty of water. Sports or rehydration drinks are OK.
- Cool their skin – spray or sponge them with cool water and fan them.