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Canicula, the disease that kills

Canicula, the disease that kills

A team of French doctors, specialists in emergency interventions, was in Bucharest during this period. They evaluated and identified the measures needed to combat the effects of heat stroke. Dr. Raed Arafat, the coordinator of the SMURD Service, participating in this useful exchange of experience, told us that, after this episode, 50 French specialists from all fields involved needed a year to develop a plan to combat the problem. the effects of heat stroke.

A team of French doctors, specialists in emergency interventions, was in Bucharest during this period. They evaluated and identified the measures needed to combat the effects of heat stroke. Dr. Raed Arafat, the coordinator of the SMURD Service, participating in this useful exchange of experience, told us that, after this episode, 50 French specialists from all fields involved needed a year to develop a plan to combat the problem. the effects of heat stroke.
French doctors have warned that setting up tents for first aid is not a good measure. This is because the patient is still exposed to heat temperatures. In this regard, it was recommended to organize first aid points in cool, air-conditioned spaces, a mission that is the responsibility of the local authorities.

It was also recommended that hospitals be supplied with ice bags to reduce the temperature of patients.
(Magda Marincovici)
Read the whole article in: National Journal
July 6, 2007