The race towards treatment for an acutely confused runner

A local triathlete is brought to ED after collapsing at the finish line
heat exhaustion

On a Sunday morning in ED, the ‘red’ phone rings to notify that Kristy, a 35-year-old woman, is being brought in with acute confusion and a tympanic temperature of 38°C.

During handover, the pre-hospital team reports that Kristy had been partaking in a local triathlon that morning.