Even though Canada is well-known for having a generally cold climate, this does not make the entire country immune to high temperatures. On July 2014, several news outlets, including Global News Canada, reported that Lethbridge residents are experiencing temperatures that go as high as 30 degrees. For residents who live in countries where temperatures can go up to 43 degrees or even higher such as Australia, 30 degrees might seem nothing. However, for Lethbridge residents who are more accustomed to cold temperatures, this temperature can cause several health conditions which can become fatal if not treated immediately with first aid. This is why residents should learn about the importance of taking Lethbridge first aid for heat-related medical problems. Here are some of the reasons why they should take first aid classes.
Residents are unprepared
Because of the fact that Lethbridge residents do not experience hot weather conditions on a regular basis, most of them are caught off guard during those days when the temperature is higher than normal. Hence, when these temperatures strike, they do not know how to react. They do not know how to protect themselves from the scorching heat of the sun or how to manage and avoid the health complications that can be caused by this type of weather. Some residents are even unaware that these temperatures can cause a health complications which can directly lead to death.
Hot weather can cause numerous health problems
Aside from dehydration and skin problems, extreme heat can cause several health complications which can be very fatal if left untreated. Some of these complications include heat exhaustion, heat edema and syncope. Considering that many of these conditions can cause death if they are not treated within the first hour, prompt action is needed when it comes to dealing with these problems.
The role of first aid training
One of the fundamental skills that rescuers are taught on their first day is to react swiftly during any type of emergency situations including those that are caused by heat-related complications. This means that residents who will undergo Lethbridge first aid training will learn how to handle patients who are suffering from these conditions as soon as the symptoms become visible. This will allow them to save numerous lives during the hot weather season. They will also learn how to manage the deadliest complications of having a hot weather which is dehydration as well as how to manage bone fractures that can be cause by heat syncope or fainting.