What interventions should be performed to enable monitoring in heat stroke?

Updated: Nov 06, 2018
  • Author: Robert S Helman, MD; Chief Editor: Joe Alcock, MD, MS  more...
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Intensive care personnel must pay meticulous attention to the airway, reduce the temperature, limit the production of heat, optimize circulation, and monitor for and treat complications. Interventions to enable monitoring include the following:

  • Insert a thermistor probe or temperature-sensing Foley catheter to monitor temperature continuously

  • Insert a nasogastric tube to monitor for gastrointestinal bleeding and fluid losses

  • Place a Foley catheter to monitor urine output and/or monitor body temperature


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