Warning SignsUpdated Tuesday December 22, 2015 by Cheryl Erickson.
Watch for these warning signs of heat illness:
No two kids are exactly alike, which means you must constantly monitor all your students or athletes for signs of heat-related illness. Children may try to ignore the seriousness of heat illness, but coaches and directors must take no chances when symptoms appear. Learn to recognize the warning signs of the most dangerous forms of heat illness, heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Be ready to respond immediately with appropriate care.
||Stop activity immediately. Get victim to a cool, dry environment and drink plenty of fluids. Do not resume activity until normal fluid balances reestablished (1-2 days|
||Requires immediate medical attention. While waiting for medical response, get victim to cool environment.|