Heatstroke alert
In nosocomial ISSSTE are prepared for any emergency of this kind
The West
May 11, 2010

Jose Mendoza Navarro

Guadalajara, Jalisco .- Given the heat wave plaguing Jalisco, in some places with temperatures above 43 degrees, "the delegate of the Institute of Security and Social Services for State Workers (ISSSTE), Luis Moreno Bustamante, turned instructions for the instances in which that body is alerting the public about the difficulties that arise and take the necessary measures to avoid exposure to sunlight for prolonged periods.

He explained that the heat stroke or hyperthermia occurs when the body is unable to dissipate more heat than it generates or absorbs, which may occur due to heat stroke, especially by the heat that hits to the head.

He said the state is achieved when hyperthermia exceed 41 degrees Celsius and above body temperature regulation mechanisms.

The high summer temperatures affect the entire population and the highest risk infants (less than five years) and adults aged 60 years and who are overweight, diabetes or hypertension. "In these circumstances could enter a process of destabilization that may even lead to cardiac arrest."

Bustamante Moreno also pointed out that heat stroke is considered a medical emergency, and Valent?n G?mez Far?as Regional Hospital and in family medicine clinics in the state, and are prepared to care for dependents or not the school, to be affected by heat.

Therefore, the hospitals said extended opening hours for this situation and applied ORS life and albendazole, in addition to the permanent immunization campaign to complete schemas children against tuberculosis, is applied pentavalent rotavirus and seasonal influenza and the A-H1N1. In adults, hepatitis B, tetanus, measles, rubella, influenza A-H1N1 and pneumococcus.

Some of the recommendations to the symptoms of heat stroke are: lying on the floor, lift your feet and breathe calmly. When you feel recovered slowly sit up, stay seated a few minutes and then stand up with support, stop any activity and sit in the shade, loosen clothing and drink water, slightly salty, must then be transferred to the nearest medical unit to assess her vital signs .