The First Aid Tent is located adjacent to the Clubhouse, in front of the Media Center. For on-course medical emergencies, locate someone with a radio. All Hole Captains, Walking Scorers and almost all Chairmen will be equipped with radios, along with all Tournament staff. Hole Captains will be identified with a BLUE hat or visor; Chairmen will be wearing a white shirt. Report the nature and specific location of the emergency (i.e. approximately 150 yards from the 5th Tee on the south side of the fairway). Please be as specific about the emergency as possible.
Heat Exhaustion versus Heat Stroke
Heat Exhaustion is a warning sign that your body is getting overheated.
How can I tell if I have heat exhaustion?
- Your skin may feel cold and clammy
- Your body temperature may be elevated (100-104 degrees)
- Your pulse rate may be faster than normal (greater than 100 beats per minute)
- You have been drinking fluids and have not had to use the restroom.
Heat Stroke is serious overheating and can be life threatening if not treated.
How can I tell if I have heat stroke?
- You may have increased confusion, combativeness or weakness
- You may have bizarre behavior, feel faint or walk with a stagger
- Your skin may be hot and dry (no longer sweating)
- Your body temperature may be above 104 degrees
What can I do to prevent Heat Exhaustion or Heat Stroke?
- Stay out of the heat and direct sun as much as possible
- Drink plenty of fluids as long as they don't have alcohol or caffeine
- Sponge off with cool rags or water
- Lie down and rest in a cool place
- Seek medical attention early
Are there any risk factors that can make this worse?
- Having poor circulation
- Having high blood pressure
- Being unable to perspire
- Being overweight or underweight
- Having certain diseases of the heart, lungs or kidneys
- Consumption of alcoholic or caffeinated beverages
Stay cool, be safe and contact First Aid with any questions you may have.