Summer Heat Precautions with Dr. George Hutchison

As seen on KARK 4 News

Summertime triple digit weather days are just around the corner and we want you to stay safe! Dr. George Hutchison, Emergency Room Director, offers advice for staying safe in extreme temperatures.

The number one tip for staying safe is to stay hydrated. Always keep a bottle of water with you, especially if you work outside. You should also take multiple breaks, wear light breathable clothing and avoid prolonged exposure to direct sunlight during peak hours of heat.

Warning signs of heat exhaustion include:

  • Confusion\

  • Dizziness

  • Fainting

  • Fatigue

  • Muscle Cramps

  • Nausea/Vomiting

If you or someone you are with, experience any of these symptoms immediately visit the nearest Emergency Room for treatment. Find the nearest Emergency Room now.