40 People Treated For Heat Exhaustion At CMA Music Festival
June 11, 2010 at 8:24 AM (PT)
According to the TENNESSEAN, about 40 people were treated for heat exhaustion YESTERDAY (6/10) on the first day of the CMA MUSIC FESTIVAL in NASHVILLE. That number is double from 2009, according to VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER Spokesman JERRY JONES.
JONES said: “I’m a little concerned. The crowds are up. More people are out and the temperatures are only going to go up.”
Seven people had to be taken to VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER by ambulance from the festival. Two suffered ankle injuries and the rest were heat-related. JONES advised that anyone who feels weak, nauseous or starts sweating profusely should seek medical attention immediately.
VANDERBILT LIFE FLIGHT EVENT MEDICINE has three medical stations, one in each zone at the CMA FESTIVAL. The tents are staffed by LIFE FLIGHT technicians and paramedics, emergency room nurses, athletic trainers and the hospital’s cardiac unit.
For more on the CMA MUSIC FESTIVAL, which takes place in NASHVILLE through SUNDAY (6/13), visit www.cmafest.com.