Action for Vomit
The normal body temperature is approximately 37oC, and a person is in hyperthermia when their body temperature is above this. Amongst other reasons, the body should be kept at this temperature as it is the optimum temperature for enzyme activity.
Temperature Guide50oC+ - Certain Death
45oC - 49oC - Death Probable
41oC - 44oC - Brain Damage
39oC - 41oC - Heat Exhaustion, less dangerous
Recognising HyperthermiaThe casualty may:
A person in hyperthermia can also be unconscious or in a coma.
TreatmentMove the casualty out of the sun or any heat sources, into the shade or a cool area. Give the casualty a cool (not cold) drink. A cloth containing cool (not cold) water can be laid on the skin to help cooling.
In severe cases, immersing the casualty in cool (again, not cold) water can be an effective method of cooling. Be careful not to let the casualty's head sink below the surface. You should contact the emergency services for help.
If the casualty becomes unconscious, begin life support sequences. If breathing stops, start CPR.
Remember the Difference"Hypo- is low [temperatures]".