What to do for heat stroke
-If someone you are with develops heat stroke:
-Rush the person to a nearby hospital, or call for emergency medical help.
-While waiting for emergency medical help, get the person to a cool shady area and lay them down.
-Remove excess clothing and wet their skin with water or wrap in wet cloths, fanning continuously.
-Do not give the person fluids to drink.
-Position an unconscious person on their side and clear their airway.
-Monitor their body temperature where possible and continue cooling efforts until the body temperature drops below 38°C.
-Wait for the ambulance to urgently transport the person to hospital, where more intensive cooling and support can be given.
-If medical attention is delayed, seek further instructions from ambulance or hospital emergency staff.