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What must you do immediately when an airman has collapsed on the flight line because of the heat and you suspect it may be heat stroke?
remove victim from heated area
coverbody in ice, call 911 may result in death
An airman has collapsed on the fligh-tline because of the heat and you suspect it may be heat stroke what must you do immediately?
If they are unconscious check the ABC's, Airway Breathing and Circulation. If those are acceptable then move the airman to a cool, shaded place. Loosen/remove all excess cloth…ing (if need be, down to underwear). a cool wet towel or shirt can be put under the armpits or in the groin to help cool. In the military you would also give the airman a large bore IV (18 gauge works nicely) of normal saline. It is very important at this stage not to give anything for them to eat or drink, even if they wake up.
The most important thing to do is to cool the person's body temperature as quickly as possible. Many sports team now require a tub of ice to be available on the sidelines …of games and practices for athletes who get into heat-related trouble. If someone collapses from heat stroke, you should immediately try to get them into a tub of ice cold water. If you can cool their body temperature down within the first 30 minutes, they have a better chance of survival. Other things to try: - Lie them down - on a bed or into the recovery position - Remove most of their clothes (cut them off, don't dither around undressing them). - Ensure they can breath properly- give oxygen if you can - Give smallish sips of water slowly, not a huge amount at one time however - cool the person down, place them under a fan or in air conditioned room (not too cold). Maybe dribble cool water over them SLOWLY. Cool (not cold) damp towels on them work well. - Their heart can practically disintegrate. Placate them, put their mind at rest with reassurance. - Call an ambulance fast to get them to professional help.
If you suspect that you are experiencing a heat stroke, the first thing to do is to cool your body temperature down. During a heat stroke, your body temperature could be a…bove 104, which could cause your organs to start to shut down. This is why it is imperative that you cool your body down. Call 911 immediately, and then get into a tub of ice cold water until help arrives. If you can cool your body temperature down within the first 30 minutes, there is a much better chance that you will recover without complications.
If you witness or come across an individual that collapses, you will always do the following: Assess for level of consciousness. Try to pinch the person between… the shoulder and the neck while loudly yelling "are you OK" to illicit a response. You can also try to push on their fingernail with your fingernail. If no response, yell at someone to call 911 or emergency services. You would try to assess whether their airway is open, while the person is on their back, hyperextend their neck to open their airway. Then feel for breathing by watching their chest for the rise and fall of breathing. Then feel for a pulse under their jawbone close to the ear. Hopefully they are breathing and have a pulse. If they do not and you are trained in CPR, you would go through the CPR steps. If you can get someone to bring some cold rags and place on their forehead and some bags of ice under their arm pits, that would be helpful. If the patient collapses and you are able to get them to respond to you, you would want to encourage them to consume cool fluids and rehydrate. You would want to avoid beverages that are extremely cold. Gatorade is a good choice. Encourage the person to seek medical attention.
An Airman has collapsed on the flightline because of the heat, and you suspect it may be heat stroke Because of the severity of this type of heat emergency, you must immediately?
seek medical attention OR if he's a crewchief, his personal health doesnt matter so just give him a box nasty and tell the expeditor
What should you do immediately if an Airman has collapsed on the flightline due to a heat and you suspect that it is a heat stoke?
Immediately remove the Airman from the heat and cool by fanning or cool cloths.
If you suspect a casualty is suffering from heat stroke, immediately request medical assistance and transport. If it is safe, move them to a shaded area. Remove any extra clot…hing. Give them cool sips of water with a pinch of salt. Treat for shock. Call 911.
Immediately request medical assistance and transport.
you should take him to a shade area and give him water take off the extra cloth or equipment. if it doesnt work you have to put that person on a colder area With AC and call a… medic.
Heat stroke, unlike heat exhaustion, occurs when the victim's core temperature overheats (hyperthermia) to the point where the body's own system for temperature regulation is …impaired. At this point, sweating stops, and the pulse becomes slow and pounding in mild cases, where in more extreme cases, tachycardia and tachypnia may set in. Skin tone is flushed, hot and dry -- there usually is no apparent sweat. The patient's body temperature will be elevated, often significantly. Hyperthermia is diagnosed at temperature greater than 100-101F, and may proceed to 104F or even higher. Over 104F is to be considered life threatening. It's critical that the patient's core temperature be reduced to manageable levels. In the field this can be attempted by getting in the shade and drinking cool water, but don't expect much by way of results, especially in humid conditions. Active measures like swabbing the patient with water, or immersion in cool (not cold) water should help a lot more.
request medical assistance
In First Aid
First the person should be cooled down (at least to 39C/102F degrees): 1. Remove clothing 2. Cover with cold-water soaked sheet/clothing 3. Soak person's clothing with w…ater and have a fan blow air over body All this should be done while transporting to hospital or while waiting for ambulance. If available/possible: administer oxygen, establish IV.
Immediately request medical assistance and transport.
Immediately request medical assistance. Then, it is important to cool the victim's body temperature down immediately by submersing them into a tub of cold water. If you ca…n cool their body temperature down within the first 30 minutes of the onset of a heat stroke, the victim has a much better chance of surviving without complications.
In First Aid
A heat stroke is a high body temperature that is typically as high as 41 degree Celsius (106 degrees Fahrenheit). A victim will have red, hot, and dry skin. Rapid or shall…ow breathing and a weak pulse. If you suspect a victim having heat stroke, Call EMS/911 as this is a serious medical emergency. Then have them rest in a cool place like shade. Then cool the person any way you can from the neck downwards. You can also use a wet towel to place on the persons groin, each armpit and on the back of the neck to cool major arteries. As well, give them a bottle of water to sip on. Do not have them chug it.