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The Signs Of Heat Stroke And Heat Exhaustion

With the summer event season already in full swing, more and more people are spending time outside, soaking up the summer sunshine and enjoying the beautiful weather. While fresh air and sunshine are shown to have many positive physical and mental health effects, too much can be bad for us.

When we are outside enjoying a summer concert or festival, we can quickly forget about the heat of the sun and that can lead to serious health problems. Heat stroke and heat exhaustion are two of them.

What Is Heat Stroke?

Heat stroke can be defined as ‘a form of hyperthermia in which the body temperature is elevated dramatically.’ Heat stroke is a medical emergency and it can be fatal if not treated immediately. During the summer, there is an increase in heat stroke cases in the UK as more and more people get outside and enjoy the season. As we sway to our favourite music at an outdoor concert or enjoy activities at the beach or during a marathon, we often forget to hydrate. That, accompanied with an increase in our body temperature, can lead to a serious case of heat stroke or heat exhaustion.

What To Look For

There are many signs of heatstroke that everyone should be aware of. Whether for yourself, your family, or those around you, knowing the signs of heat stroke can help save a life.

Signs Of Heat Stroke Can Include:

  • Confusion
  • Agitation
  • Disorientation
  • The Absence Of Sweating
  • High Body Temperature
  • Hot Red Or Flushed Dry Skin
  • Rapid Pulse
  • Difficulty Breathing
  • Strange Behavior
  • Hallucinations
  • Seizures
  • Coma

What Are The Signs Of Heat Exhaustion?

Before heat stroke sets in, we will begin to experience heat exhaustion. Knowing the signs of heat exhaustion can help us avoid heat stroke. These signs can include:

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Fatigue
  • Weakness
  • Headache
  • Muscle Cramps And Aches
  • Dizziness

If you are at an outdoor event this summer and begin to experience any of the signs of heat stroke or heat exhaustion, have an event medical professional check you out right away.

Contact Event Medicine Company

To learn more about heat stroke and related conditions along with some reasons that EMC is the right choice for your next event, contact Event Medicine Company today and speak with a trained and certified medical professional about your event medical cover needs.

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Why Event Medicine Company Is Better

Depending on the size and type of event you are hosting, most insurance carriers require a medical provider company to be on hand to provide first aid or other medical attention to attendees in the event that they are injured or fall ill while at your event. While event organisers have a duty of care to protect attendees at their event, having properly trained medical professionals on hand in case of an emergency reinforces that mission.

First Aiders Are Not Enough

With that being said, sometimes having a medical provider on staff isn’t enough. Some medical provider companies are known to send first aiders to provide medical attention at events and that could mean something as simple as a bandage and nothing more. This is where Event Medicine Company, (EMC), is different. EMC is owned and operated by healthcare professionals who understand the needs of their clients and their clients’ events.

The Event Medicine Company offers something different, something better, than other event medical provider companies. EMC provides health care professionals as well as ambulance and first aid staff. All of whom have the knowledge and experience to handle any medical emergency from mild to emergent care.

Let’s take a look at some of the benefits of choosing EMC for your next event:

3 Benefits Of Using Event Medicine Company

Lower Hospital Referral Rate
EMC has a much lower hospital referral rate than other event medical provider companies. This is because Event Medicine Company uses highly trained and certified medical professionals, including doctors, nurses and paramedics, who provide better care and can prescribe medications. Although first aiders must complete a first aid course by law, they still cannot prescribe medication and aren’t as skilled or experienced as health care professionals.

Financially More Viable
Using EMC also means that you will save money. When you use first aiders, you have to charge VAT by law, but when you use nurses or paramedics, there are no VAT fees.

Professionalism
Having trained nurses and paramedics on duty at your event adds professionalism and gives your attendees the assurance knowing that professional medical care is available if needed.

Contact Event Medicine Company

To learn about more reasons that EMC is the better choice for your next event, contact Event Medicine Company today and speak with a trained and certified medical professional about your event medical provider needs.

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