Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Precautions for extreme heat

With another "extreme heat" day, school nurses and teachers are keeping a close eye on students. The Manchester Health Department has passed on some preventative measures as well as response measures for the potential of heat exhaustion among the student and/or staff population. These materials are from the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Red Cross, and other safety resources. 

Other suggestions for children and adults to beat the heat in school:

*         Place wet paper towels on the back of their neck or under their arm (vessels are close in these areas and thus can help cool the bloodstream a bit)

*         Sit on the cool floor

*         Encourage water breaks

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