In the USA, 384 children died due to hyperthermia between 2003 and 2012 while unattended in an enclosed vehicle. Paediatric vehicular hyperthermia persists as a highly preventable form of heat-related death.
A study recently published in IP has described temperature change throughout the workday in an enclosed vehicle in Austin, Texas across the calendar year, to examine the risk of hyperthermia to children trapped in vehicles.
Brian Johnston talks to lead author, Sarah V Duzinski, Trauma Services, Dell Children's Medical Center, Austin, Texas.
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