Heat Stress Jeopardy Game

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Heat Stress Jeopardy


Heat Stress Jeopardy (questions)
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Heat Stress Causes Name one common way the body gets rid of heat? What happens to the body’s blood vessels when the body is stressed by heat? Name 3 environmental conditions that make it very hot for a worker Name 1 common internal and 1 common external source of heat stress What is the difference between heat stress and heat illness?
Risk Factors What kind of clothing will make heat stress worse? What kind of personal conditioning may make you more at risk for a heat illness. What kind of diet would put a worker at risk for heat illness in hot weather? What 2 chronic medical conditions make a worker at greater risk for heat illness? Name 2 illnesses that would make a person more susceptible to heat illness?
Heat Illnesses Where on the body would you find a heat rash? What is the most dangerous consequence of heat syncope (fainting) Heat cramps are the result of the loss of what electrolyte (body mineral)? Name 3 symptoms of heat exhaustion. Jose is acting crazy, has dry red skin that feels very hot when you touch it. What kind of heat illness is this?
Treatment Name 2 ways to treat the skin folds of a heat rash? What would you recommend a worker to do when suffering from heat cramps? What would you NOT recommend a worker take when suffering from heat cramps? If a person faints while working hard, what kind of heat illness should you assume this is? What is the best way to rapidly cool the body if you have no ice baths?
Prevention What should a worker wear when it is very hot? What 2 common beverages should a worker avoid when it is very hot? How much and how often should a worker drink water when the risk of heat stress is HIGH? How can you know that the amount of water you are drinking is not enough besides being thirsty? Name 3 medicines you should warn a worker about that could increase the risk of heat illness?

Heat Stress Jeopardy (answers)
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Heat Stress Causes

They dilate/
1. High air temperature,

2. High humidity,

3. No wind - no air movement

Internal = working very hard. Muscles produce heat.

External = environmental heat

Heat stress is the build up of too much heat in the body

Heat illness is the breakdown of normal body functions from heat stress
Risk Factors Clothing that does not breath
Being out of shape or
Being overweight or
Lack of sleep
Low Salt Diet


Heart disease

  • Stomach Flu
  • Fever for any reason
  • Malaria
  • Hang Over
  • Skin Infections (extensive)
  • Respiratory Infection
  • Dehydration
  • Fevers
  • Sweat inhibition
  • Drying medicines
Heat Illnesses

Skin folds

Belt line

Injury from falling Salt (sodium)

Any of the following:

  • Dizziness
  • Nausea/vomiting
  • Headache
  • sweating
  • Fatigue-weakness
  • Weak-rapid pulse
  • anxiety-poor judgement
  • Cool, clammy skin

Heat Stroke: Call 911 and cool down by any means!

Heat stroke

  1. Dry, hot skin
  2. Very high body temperature
  3. Confusion
Treatment Keep dry and clean Drink a sports drink It has the proper balance of sugar, water and salt Salt Tablets because of the risk of overdosing

Heat Stroke- Call 911!

Cool by any means possible!

Usa a fan to lower temperature, apply cold compresses, elevate feet.

Wet down their body and vigorously fan
Prevention Light loose clothing that breathes and a hat Alcohol and Drinks with a lot of sugar (>6%)

½ liter (1 pint) every ½ hour

*Best is a cup every 15 minutes
You don’t urinate
Your urine is very dark

Any of the following medicines for:

  • Thyroid
  • Diet pills
  • Laxatives
  • Anti-psychotic
  • Allergy (Antihistamines) Cold or Cough
  • Tricyclic Anti-depressants
  • Mental Health and Seizure
  • Calcium channel blockers
  • Water pills (diuretics)
  • Alpha adrenergic
  • Heart and Blood Pressure
  • Beta-blockers:
  • Anti-cholinergic
  • Nausea, OP poisoning bladder or bowel

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