Time- And Cost-Effective Strategies For Managing Heat Illness In The ED
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Time- And Cost-Effective Strategies For Managing Heat Illness In The ED

Begin cooling immediately. Cooling can begin in the prehospital phase, and aggressive cooling can begin even as the history and physical examination are being performed. Strategic ice pack placement and misting and spraying are effective and inexpensive cooling modalities. Simply getting the core temperature to ≤ 40°C quickly can reverse much of the pathophysiology of heat illness.

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