Points and Pearls Digest | Pediatric Heat-Related Illness
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<< Pediatric Heat-Related Illness: Recommendations for Prevention and Management

Points and Pearls Digest

  • Morbidity and mortality are directly related to the duration and intensity of hyperthermia. Emergency clinicians must quickly recognize heat-related illness and rapidly reduce a patient’s core body temperature to prevent multiorgan failure and death.
  • Rectal or esophageal temperature should be obtained to estimate core temperature, as external temperatures are inadequate at measuring core temperature.

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