To celebrate the Fourth of July, David Fifer joined us to talk about heat exhaustion, heat stroke, and the dogma around these conditions. This topic is one that is frequently misunderstood and David helps us understand the key pearls and pitfalls with heat stress emergencies.
David Fifer covered heat exhaustion and heat stroke in detail on his RAW Podcast "Orange Man Must Die" which is their sixth podcast. Listen to the podcast for some great pearls, but here is a simple guide to the differences between heat exhaustion and heat stroke.
To summarize the top pearls from our podcast:
Here are the top three resources that David recommends for further learning:
Korey Stringer Institute
Consensus Statement- Prehospital Care of Exertional Heat Stroke
Wilderness Medical Society Practice Guidelines for the Prevention and Treatment of Heat Illness
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