August 10, 2017

Community Heatstroke Awareness Event with Safe Kids SA & STRAC


SW child safety event


The general public is invited to attend Southwest General Hospital’s Community Heatstroke Awareness Event

AUG 11, 2017 from 11AM – 2PM
7400 Barlite Blvd.
San Antonio, Texas 78224

In conjunction with Safe Kids San Antonio and Southwest Texas Regional Advisory Council (STRAC), Southwest General Hospital will have a mobile temperature display to help raise awareness. First responders will be on hand to answer questions from the San Antonio community and to offer important heat safety education. Starting at 11:00am at Southwest General Hospital (7400 Barlite Blvd.), this family-friendly event offers free food and giveaways plus a school supplies raffle.

Symptoms of Heatstroke Include:

Body temperature of 104°F (40°C) or higher
Hot, dry skin
Nausea and vomiting
Rapid heartbeat
Quick, shallow breathing
Loss of balance and coordination
When to go to the emergency room (ER)
Heatstroke is an extreme medical emergency. Call 911 right away. Until help arrives, move the affected person into the shade or at least away from the heat source. Remove the person’s clothing, fan the person, and apply cool water or wet towels or sheets. If available, apply covered ice to armpits and groin. Change the towels and sheets when they are no longer cool. Continue these activities until help arrives.

For more information regarding stroke rehabilitation visit or contact Southwest General's Rehabilitation Therapy Department