Field Management of Hyperthermia
By Brian Harper, W-EMT, DMT
Consider this scenario: You're enjoying a sunny day deep sea fishing on a boat. You strike up a conversation with a buddy and for several hours the two of you stand in the sun, fishing and talking. By the time the boat is heading back to shore, your friend says his stomach doesn't feel well. You notice that he is sweating, his face is pale, and when he goes to pack up his gear, he almost collapses.