What to do when it's HOT
It’s hot outside!
On hot days, it's important to take precautions to prevent heat exhaustion or a heat stroke, a medical emergency, especially for children who are outside most of the day.
So, when it's going to be a hot day, wear light- colored, loosely fitted clothing.
Staying in the shade and/or staying indoors where it is air conditioned also helps. If you don’t have access to an air conditioner, go to a public place like the library or shopping mall.
Limit your outside to the mornings or evenings, when it is cooler.
And, most importantly, remember to stay hydrated. Drink before you are thirsty!
For more information, search “Tips for Preventing Heat-Related Illness” at www.cdc.gov.
Amanda Cudney, MSN, APRN, FNP-C