Tips to Avoid Heat Illnesses for Humans and Pets

As temperatures in Fort Worth look to be the hottest yet this summer, the number of heat-related emergency medical calls are expected to increase. While longer days and warmer weather makes more time outdoors appealing, prolonged or intense exposure to hot temperatures can cause heat-related illnesses such as heat exhaustion and heatstroke.


To help assure patient safety, MedStar upgrades response priorities for any patient that is outdoors in unprotected areas to prevent potential for heat-related complications when the heat index exceeds 105 degrees.


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