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By: Coplin Health SystemsAugust 10, 2021

Coplin’s Top Tips for Staying Safe This Summer: Part 2

Heat Safety

As temperatures may rise during the summer months, the staff at Coplin Health Systems want to remind you how to stay safe and healthy. Knowing these signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke may save your life or someone you know.

Being in extreme heat can cause heat-related illnesses such as heat stroke, heat exhaustion, and sometimes death. Infants and young children, people 65 and older, people who are overweight, and people who have chronic health conditions or are on certain medications are the most at risk individuals.

Heat Exhaustion Symptoms include:

  • Sweating
  • Pale, ashen, or moist skin
  • Weakness or exhaustion
  • Rapid heart rate
  • Nausea or vomiting

Heat Stroke Symptoms include:

  • Rapid breathing
  • Body temperature above 103 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Skin that is flushed and dry to the touch
  • Headache, dizziness, confusion
  • Unresponsiveness

How to Help:

  • Call 911 and seek medical attention immediately
  • Cool victim if possible with cold washcloths, etc.
  • Monitor breathing
  • Be ready to give CPR if necessary

At Coplin Health Systems we hope you enjoy your summer and keep yourself and your loved ones safe.

Stay tuned for part three of our summer safety tips series.



February 1, 2018

Coplin Welcomes Pediatric Physician

Dr. Cathy A. Dailey has joined our primary care staff as a pediatric physician. She is now seeing patients 18 and under at Parkersburg Family Care.

March 1, 2018

New Family Care Facility Opens in Parkersburg

Coplin Health Systems has opened a second family care clinic at 3705 Emerson Square in Parkersburg. For information, call 304.917.3530.

August 29, 2018

Coplin Health Systems Announces Departure of CEO, Derek Snyder, and Selection of Interim CEO

Coplin Health Systems and its Board are announcing that, effective September 7th, Derek Snyder, its CEO is departing the organization.