The nurse is caring for a homeless client brought to the emergency department with a diagnosis of heat stroke. Which key features of heat stroke would the nurse expect to note upon assessment?

Select all that apply.
  1. a body temperature of 104.2°F
  2. heart rate of 116 and blood pressure of 78/52
  3. heart rate of 49 and blood pressure of 152/90
  4. heart rate of 120 and respiratory rate of 9 breaths per minute
  5. blood pressure of 82/48 and respiratory rate of 26 breaths per minute
Numbers 1, 2, and 5 are correct.
Rationale: Clients with heat stroke have a body temperature of greater than 104°F. Tachycardia, hypotension, and tachypnea are other expected findings in heat stroke.