Guidance in the event of a heatwave – Specific guidance for doctors, nurses and other qualified staff


The changing climate means that we can expect average temperatures to rise and heatwaves to become more common. High temperatures can be dangerous for everyone, but the following at-risk groups are particularly vulnerable: elderly people, those with chronic health conditions, people with disabilities, young children, pregnant women and people taking certain medication. This guidance addresses qualified staff in health and social care.

More guidance, publications and educational materials about health effects of heatwaves (in Swedish)

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Author: Folkhälsomyndigheten
Number of pages: 3
Article number: 22185