Heat Exhaustion or Heat Stroke

The DLRA Speed Week is conducted at Lake Gairdner in the outback of the state of South Australia during the middle of summer. At this time of the year, it is one of the hottest places on earth. Entrants and spectators to Speed Week need to be well prepared and need to monitor their physical well-being each day they are exposed to these conditions.

Heat Exhaustion and Heat Stroke is common and many people who are not normally exposed to these severe conditions do not know how to monitor it or protect themselves against it.

Symptoms are; exhaustion and general weakness which may lead to collapse and unconsciousness, pale,cool clammy skin, nausea and/or vomiting, rapid and weak pulse and rapid, noisy breathing.

Treatment is urgent and includes cooling the person using wet towels, ice packs to he groin and armpit areas. Seek medical help by alerting the club doctor.

Please take the time to read this flyer, print it off and pack it with all your gear.

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