Exertional Heat Stroke (EHS): Emergency Medical Treatment Goals

06.23.2017 - By Focus on Sports Medicine

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Host: Shira Johnson, MD

Guest: William D. Hampton, DO, FACOEP

Once a physician understands the underlying causes of exertional heat stroke (EHS), understanding treatment is the next step. Delayed treatment for exertional heat stroke can result in brain damage, organ failure, or even death. In this program, the focus will be on EHS in the emergency medical setting. Host Dr. Shira Johnson welcomes Dr. Bill Hampton, Clinical Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine and Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine for the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine at Midwestern University, to discuss the top priorities for initiating treatment and the best-available therapeutic options.

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