Neglect of this patient will affect all of us
AS A diligent medical student, I’m reviewing the case of a patient with hyperthermia.
The patient’s temperature is a few degrees above normal, and they have had sustained exposure to excessive heat. Weak and fatigued, the patient also has nausea and vomiting.
I’m relieved to note that the patient is still sweating profusely, which suggests that they haven’t progressed to heat stroke.
What treatment do I expect to be administered at this point? For starters, I remove the patient from the heat. I check for the patency of their airways and I maintain adequate breathing and