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VOLUME 19 , ISSUE 8 ( 2015 ) > List of Articles

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The evaluation and management of heat injuries in an intensive care unit

Seema Mahant

Keywords : Body cooling unit (BCU) equipments, first aid for heatstroke, golden hour for treatment, heat related injuries, thermoregulatory failure

Citation Information : Mahant S. The evaluation and management of heat injuries in an intensive care unit. Indian J Crit Care Med 2015; 19 (8):479-483.

DOI: 10.4103/0972-5229.162470

License: CC BY-ND 3.0

Published Online: 00-08-2015

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2015; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

In this summer season (May-June 2014) most of the days temperature was more than 40°C. Our hospital is surrounded by huge slums area. The population which is low in socioeconomic status used to work in such high temperature for more than 8 h daily. Hence, they are very prone to develop heat injuries in the form of heat edema, heat tetany, heat syncope, heat cramps, miliaria rubra, heat exhaustion, and heatstroke. Again it is compulsory to upgrade our knowledge on this life threatening condition.


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