Saskatoon has been experiencing a heat wave with no sign of letting up. This chart explains how to recognize Heat Exhaustion and Heat Stroke, the difference between them and treatment until help arrives.

Heat Exhaustion is characterized by feeling faint or dizzy, excessive sweating, cool/pale and clammy skin, nausea or vomiting, rapid weak pulse and muscle cramps. Treatment: Get to a cooler, air conditioned place, drink water if fully conscious, take a cool shower or use cool compresses.

Heat Stroke is characterized by: throbbing headache, no sweating, body temperature over 103*, red hot skin, nausea or vomiting, rapid strong pulse, may lose consciousness. Treatment: CALL 911 IMMEDIATELY. Take immediate action to cool the person down until help arrives.

SHARING: I do not claim all posts to be my own…I post the sites, who and where they originate if the source is known.

JOKE OF THE DAY: “We’ll see.” means: I’m not coming, never was coming, never considered it, never gave it a second thought, and only remembered because you asked again.

HAPPY JULY 8 BIRTHDAY TO: Steve Lawrence 81, Jeffrey Tambor 72, Rocky Carroll 54, Anjelica Huston 65, Toby Keith 55, Wolfgang Puck 67, Kevin Bacon 58, Robert Knepper 58, Michael Weatherly 49, Billy Crudup 49, and Jaden Smith 19.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *