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Here’s how it feels to be locked in a hot car for an hour

first_imgWithin 10 minutes, the interior thermometer in the car had already jacked up to 31 C (87 F). OK, I was a little surprised at how fast that happened. But I chalked it up to being spoiled for years by air conditioning. Everyone knows what that blast of hot air feels like when you first get into your car in summer, but, oh, how quickly it dissipates when you flip a switch. No flipping today.What is merely “uncomfortable” for an adult can in fact be dangerous for a child; kids heat up three to five times faster. If that child is upset or terrified, the number ramps up even more. Dogs can only cool themselves by panting and sweating through their paws. Your 10 minutes does not equal their 10 minutes.Your closed car is not a shelter from the heat. Black interiors along with all that glass trap air, heat it up and reflect it. It’s a very efficient oven, and cracking a window open a couple of inches is about as effective at cooling it off as opening your oven door an inch. It doesn’t do much to bring the internal temperature down.By the 20-minute point, I became aware that I had given up on moving. At all. Every exertion just made me more uncomfortable, and it was easier just to sit there. Think about that: your dog is not just sitting there at this point; he is jumping around trying to get out. Every exertion makes his body less able to cope with the heat. Your child would be sobbing by now. If trapped in a child seat, he would be struggling to get out. My temperature, which had started out a normal 38.6 C (98 F), had already risen one degree Celsius and not only had I not exerted myself at all, I was doing this intentionally. I knew what was happening.Lorraine Sommerfeld spent an hour inside a Dodge Challenger during a hot summer day to demonstrate the effects of being trapped in a hot car. We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. Your cars should also be locked in your driveway so kids can’t play hide and seek in them. Leave your pets at home if they can’t come in with you at your destination. Never leave anyone alone in a car that he or she is unable to get out of on his or her own.Police and insurance companies explain that I could be charged or held responsible for breaking a window to help a child or pet stuck in a hot car, and they suggest calling 911 if you see either in a car unattended over the summer months. You can take a picture of a licence plate if someone shows up and takes off yelling at you (a common response) and police can have a chat with them later.At the 60-minute point, the internal temperature of the car was now 52 C (126 F). After today, I’ll tell you this for free: I’ll risk the charge. If I see your child or pet in a locked car, I’m breaking that window. Charge me. By 30 minutes, I was lightheaded. My videographer, Clayton Seams, knocked on the glass and asked if I wanted to kill the experiment. I’d been watching him setting up cameras, his shirt blowing in the steady breeze coming off Lake Ontario. No. I’d been hotter than this, right?By 40 minutes, sweat was running down both arms. I couldn’t hold a pen anymore. My personal temperature had risen another degree Celsius. A headache was starting that is still thudding as I write this, four hours after we’d finished. I had water with me, and Clayton motioned for me to take a swig. Oh, yeah. Do something sensible. It reminded me of being at high altitude where your brain craps out, and you wonder why people don’t just use common sense. At this temperature, common sense starts to get murky.By 50 minutes, I am very much staring at the clock, my own twisted New Year’s countdown. The thermometer has synched up with the time: 50 C (122 F). I wanted to open the door. I wanted a shower. I wanted to prove how easily you could overlook something that can become deadly in a matter of minutes.Also read: Surprising facts about the dark side of tinted windowsPolice will tell you to never leave your child unattended in a vehicle, period. People argue their nine-year-old is perfectly fine for 15 minutes. Nothing is perfectly fine locked in a car in summer, even on overcast days. Unless that child has express permission to exit that car and can safely do so, it’s not fine. It’s not about your trust in your kid or your right to decide what is best. When the temperature has doubled in less than an hour, what more do you need to know?Lorraine Sommerfeld spent an hour inside a Dodge Challenger during a hot summer day to demonstrate the effects of being trapped in a hot car. The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS I made it to the 50-minute point before I thought I was going to throw up.Not bad, actually, when you consider I was sitting in a car in the middle of a parking lot, the outdoor temperature a breezy 26 C (79 F) while the air surrounding me had reached 50 C (122 F).If you leave your child or pet in a car in hot weather, they could die. Fast. There are two scenarios to this topic, and each is different. The first is people who have absentmindedly left their child in a car, usually after a change in morning routine, to catastrophic effect. Every single person who swears this could never happen to them needs to read this Pulitzer Prize winning piece from Gene Weingarten at The Washington Post. Yes, it could happen to you. Science explains how.Read more: ‘Briefly’ leaving a child in the car? A lot can happenThis tragic occurrence — a parent not realizing they’ve left a child behind — is vastly different from those who knowingly do so. I decided to give a voice to your dog, the one you just told “I’ll be right back,” and to your kid who — finally — fell asleep after crying and fussing for so long. Who wants to wake him? What’s the harm in a few minutes? And what of all the vigilante nonsense we hear, people wanting to smash windows when it’s obvious you’ll be charged, or worse, beat up? It’s harder than it looks to smash a window, and you sure don’t want to risk showering glass on the thing you’re trying to save.Temperatures inside the car reached as high as 52 C. 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MoH&FW to launch labour room initiative, Lakshya

first_img Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” By EH News Bureau on November 9, 2017 WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” Heartfulness group of organisations launches ‘Healthcare by Heartfulness’ COVID care app Share To financially reward doctors and medical staff involved in child delivery processDoctors and medical staff involved in the child delivery process will now be financially rewarded for following strict benchmarks in providing quality care to both mother and newborn, according to a new initiative by the Union Health Ministry.The initiative, Lakshya, will be launched soon across the country to ensure proper implementation of the existing labour room protocols in order to reduce maternal and newborn mortality, a senior health ministry official said.Steps to be taken to improve environment of natural delivery process include avoiding unnecessary induction, providing privacy to the mother during the intrapartum period, by way of separate labour room, or at least a private cubicle, use of labour beds instead of tables and a no-tolerance policy for any verbal or physical abuse of the woman.Also, it should be ensured that the mother and the child bond immediately after birth, stressing a comfortable position during delivery rather than insisting on a universal ‘lying down’ position.Abolishing ‘out of pocket expenditures (OOPE)’ including demand by facility staff, for gratuitous payment by families for celebration of the baby’s birth.“All these are required to avoid undue stress in mothers,” the official said stressing on the need to reorganise the labour room care processes to facilitate natural delivery process and to enable not only adherence to quality standards and clinical protocols, but also address issues such as respectful maternity care.“Under the ‘Lakshya’, labour room teams will be financially rewarded if they meet the strict benchmarks and achieve targets in a time-bound manner as defined in the labour room guidelines,” the official said.The targets described include reduction of preventable maternal and new-born mortality, still birth rates, reductions in related morbidities such as obstetric fistula, puerperal sepsis, birth asphyxia and newborn sepsis, he said.According to a Lancet study published in 2014, birth is the time of greatest risk of death and disability. The study highlighted that 40 per cent of still births, 25 per cent of under five mortality and 46 per cent of maternal deaths occur at the time of birth.According to another health ministry official, there has been a substantial increase in the number of the institutional deliveries in the last decade of implementation of the National Health Mission (NHM).“However, this increase in the numbers has not translated into commensurate improvements in the key maternal and new- born indicators such as maternal mortality and morbidity, still birth rates and early initiation of breastfeeding,” the official said.He said the available evidence shows that the first day of birth is the day of greatest risk for mothers and newborns.Proper implementation of the guidelines and standards will ensure quality care of the mother and the new born by improving infrastructure with availability of functional equipment, robust supply system and competent human resource supported by adherence to clinical protocols and behavioural change towards ensuring delivery of respectful care.There are 20,000 delivery points in the country and 2.64 crore deliveries happen (including the private sector) in India annually and 44,000 maternal deaths.According to the Sample Registration System (SRS), Maternal Mortality Ratio (MMR) for the period 2011-13 was recorded at 167 per 100000 live births.This translates into an estimated 44,000 maternal deaths in the country, every year. The infant mortality rate, as per the SRS 2016 stands at 34 per 1,000 live births in 2016. center_img MoH&FW to launch labour room initiative, Lakshya Related Posts Read Article Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha News Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025last_img read more

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Isauro ‘Ike’ Aguilar, sr., 93, Wellington: June 14, 1925 – Nov. 21, 2018

first_imgIsauro ‘Ike’ Aguilar, Sr.Isauro “Ike” Aguilar Sr., 93, of Wellington, died, Wednesday, November 21, 2018, at his home with his family by his side.Rosary Services will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at St. Anthony/St. Rose Catholic Church. Visitation will be Monday, November 26, 2018 from 9 a.m. until 8 p.m. with the family receiving friends from 6 until 8 at the Shelley Family Funeral Home in Wellington. Interment will be at the Prairie Lawn Cemetery in Wellington. A memorial has been established with the American Heart Association and may be left with the Shelley Family Funeral Home 704 N. Washington, Wellington, KS 67152. To leave an online condolence please visit Flores Aguilar Sr. was born on June 14, 1925, the son of Ladislao and Maria Jesus Flores Aguilar in Irapuato, Mexico. Isauro came to the United States to make a better living for his family in which he succeeded. On October 3, 1959 he was united in marriage to Lola Abasolo at St. Anthony/St. Rose Catholic Church in Wellington.They were married 59 years. He worked at Cargill over 25 years. He enjoyed going to the Commodore, family, friends, going to the casino. Isauro shared a birthday with a grandson, Derek Harrison.Isauro is survived by his loving wife, Lola of the home; children: Gloria Avalos (Tony) of Wellington, Juana Finch (Doug) of Wellington, and Mario Aguilar (Julie) of Wellington; one brother, Ladislao of Mexico City, Mexico; 15 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren;He is preceded in death by his parents, his daughter, Margaret Aguilar; a great grandson; a son, Isauro (Ike) Aguilar Jr.; 4 sisters, 4 brothers, and grandson, Javier Zavala.last_img read more