Emergency Department Evaluation | Pediatric Heat-Related Illness
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<< Pediatric Heat-Related Illness: Recommendations for Prevention and Management

Emergency Department Evaluation

History

When a patient presents with signs and symptoms of a heat-related illness, there are certain key questions the emergency clinician should ask when taking the history. Has the patient been involved in exertional activities in a hot or humid environment? Is the patient new to the physical activity? Is the patient taking any type of stimulant medication, either prescribed or recreational? How long has the patient been exposed to heat?

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