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Keep Your Cool When Managing Burns and Heatstroke in Veterinary Patients

Posted by Cathy Barnette on July 1, 2019 at 3:50 PM

It’s summertime! While you may be spending the next few months lounging at the beach or traveling to exotic, far-off locales, it’s more likely that you’re spending this summer working in a veterinary hospital.
 
Maybe you’re on clinical rotations at the vet school, or maybe you’re spending the summer at an off-campus job or externship… either way, there’s a good chance that you will see some heat-related emergencies in the next couple of months.
 
Two of the most common summertime emergencies are directly correlated with rising temperatures: thermal burns, in which the skin is exposed to extreme temperatures, and heatstroke, in which the whole body struggles to cope with elevated temperatures.
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Topics: Heatstroke, Burns, Summertime

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