This resource is a SIMM file featuring a 48-year-old male who has just started a weight loss program. After drinking alcoholic beverages last night (no active drug abuse) and using diphenhydramine for mild seasonal allergies, he set off on an uncharacteristic three-mile run on a humid, warm day. He has consequently developed environmental hyperthermia with confusion (exertional heat stroke) and significant dehydration causing renal and muscle dysfunction (acute renal failure and rhabdomyolysis). A SIMM program is needed to implement this resource.
- Recognize, evaluate, and manage significantly elevated body temperature in an adult patient.
- Recognize and manage environmental thermoregulatory (hyperthermic) disorders.
- Recognize the complications of heat stroke, including seizure, rhabdomyolysis, and acute renal failure.
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