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How do you treat a heat stroke victim?
Victims of heat stroke must receive immediate treatment
to avoid permanent organ damage.First and foremost, cool the victim.
Get the victim
to a shady area, remove clothing, apply cool or tepid water to the skin (for
example you may spray the victim with cool water from a garden hose), fan the
victim to promote sweating and evaporation, and place ice packs under the armpits and
If the person is able to drink liquids, have them drink cool water or
other cool beverages that do not contain alcohol or caffeine.
Monitor body temperature with a
thermometer and continue cooling efforts
until the body temperature drops to 101 to 102 F (38.3 to 38.8 C).
Always notify emergency
services (911) immediately. If their arrival is delayed, they can give you
further instructions for treatment of the victim.