Posted: November 1st, 2017
The following clients are presented with signs and symptoms of heat-related illness. Which of them needs to be attended first?
A. A relatively healthy homemaker who reports that the air conditioner has been broken for days and who manifest fatigue, hypotension, tachypnea, and profuse sweating.
B. An elderly person who complains of dizziness and syncope after standing in the sun for several hours to view a parade.
C. A homeless person who is a poor historian; has altered mental status, poor muscle coordination, and hot, dry ashen skin; and whose duration of heat exposure is unknown.
D. A marathon runner who complains of severe leg cramps and nausea, and manifests weakness, pallor, diaphoresis, and tachycardia.
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