Heat Exhaustion and Heat Stroke - Treatment

Move the casualty to a cool place

Get them to lie down with feet slightly raised

Give plenty of water to rehydrate (sports or rehydration drinks are OK)

Remove any excessive clothing

Cool their skin – spray or sponge with cool water and fan them. Cold packs around the neck and armpits are also good

Stay with them until they feel better

Monitor their response levels


Only give the casualty water.

Alcohol or coffee will cause further dehydrating

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