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Heat stroke

Heat stroke, also known as sun stroke, is a type of severe heat illness that results in a body temperature greater than and confusion. Onset can be sudden or gradual. Complications may include seizures, rhabdomyolysis, or kidney failure.

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As a student nurse in Florida, I can tell you this is a very common problem! I just wanted to post a small video that will show you some quick and basic first aid should you encounter someone who is experiencing heat stroke/heat exhaustion.

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