It's getting hot in here SAQ by Michael

 

This SAQ is worth 10 marks

A 70 yo woman is brought by her neighbour in a confused state. Her neighbour is concerned that she is not coping with the current heatwave.

On examination she is sweaty and confused, her vitals are:
HR 100
BP 85/50
SaO2 97% on air
core temperature 40.5 degrees

Question 1.
List 4 potential risk factors for heat stroke in this setting. (4 marks)

1. __________________________________________________________

2. __________________________________________________________

3. __________________________________________________________

4. __________________________________________________________



Question 2.
Describe the cooling modalities you would employ initially to reduce this patient’s core temperature
(4 marks)


1. __________________________________________________________

2. __________________________________________________________

3. __________________________________________________________

4. __________________________________________________________



Question 3.
List what further cooling methods you would employ if your initial strategy fails (2 marks)


1. ____________________________________________________

2. ____________________________________________________

3. ____________________________________________________

4. ____________________________________________________



 

This SAQ is worth 10 marks

A 70 yo woman is brought by her neighbour in a confused state. Her neighbour is concerned that she is not coping with the current heatwave.

On examination she is sweaty and confused, her vitals are:
HR 100
BP 85/50
SaO2 97% on air
core temperature 40.5 degrees

Question 1.
List 4 potential risk factors for heat stroke in this setting. (4 marks)



Question 2.
Describe the cooling modalities you would employ initially to reduce this patient’s core temperature
(4 marks)



Question 3.
List what further cooling methods you would employ if your initial strategy fails (2 marks)




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