Shelley Wells Collins, Author at Neurology Advisor

Shelley Wells Collins

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Heat-related illness

OVERVIEW: What every practitioner needs to know Heat illness is caused by the inability to maintain normal body temperature because of excessive heat production or exposure, an inability to dissipate the heat, or a combination of both. Heat exhaustion and heat stroke will be addressed in this chapter. Are you sure your patient has heat-related…

Hypothermia

OVERVIEW: What every practitioner needs to know Are you sure your patient has hypothermia? What are the typical findings for this disease? Hypothermia is a core body temperature below 35° Celsius (95° Fahrenheit). It can be the result of environmental reasons, most often accidental hypothermia, a primary metabolic disorder, or from therapeutic hypothermia. Severe hypothermia…

Burns

OVERVIEW: What every practitioner needs to know Are you sure your patient has burns? What are the typical findings for this disease? Burns continue to be a significant cause of injury in the pediatric population. It is the third leading cause of accidental death in the pediatric population behind motor vehicle accidents and drowning. Mortality…

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