Too Hot to Handle  - AT449

Too Hot to Handle

Excessive Heat-Related Conditions

by Jeff Solheim, MSN, RN, CEN, TCRN, CFRN, FAEN, FAAN
AT449
(4.4 / 65 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Athletic Training (1.00 hours)

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Summary:

Healthcare providers as a team are instrumental in recognizing heat-related illnesses and teaching people about the dangers of such illnesses; young children and older people are especially vulnerable. Healthcare providers across all disciplines must be aware of the symptoms and common treatment for heat illness. This course informs readers about risk factors for heat-related injuries, signs and symptoms, appropriate interventions, and patient education measures to help prevent heat-related conditions.

Objectives:

The goal of this hyperthermia continuing education module is to inform nurses, athletic trainers, dietitians, fitness professionals, health educators, pharmacists, and physical therapists about the causes and prevention of heat-related emergencies, with an emphasis on assessment, planning, intervention, and evaluation. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Identify risk factors that may contribute to the onset of heat-related injuries
  • Identify signs and symptoms of heat-related conditions
  • Describe appropriate interventions for various heat-related injuries
  • Explain patient education measures to help prevent heat-related conditions
 

 
Accreditation Information
 
This course is intended for an multiple professions, including nurses, athletic trainers, dietitians, fitness professionals, health educators, pharmacists, and physical therapists.
 
Athletic trainers: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
 
For the version accredited or approved for another profession, go to your specific profession at www.continuingeducation.com or Nurse.com/CE. If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at cedirect.continuingeducation.com and search for this topic title.
 
Relias LLC (formerly OnCourse Learning) is recognized by the Board of Certification, Inc. to offer continuing education for Certified Athletic Trainers (provider #P1000). This program has been approved for a maximum of 1 hour of Category A continuing education. Difficulty level: essential
 
OnCourse Learning is also approved by the Florida Board of Athletic Training (provider # 50-1489).

Course Originally Released on: 11/30/2007
Date of Most Recent Review: 3/22/2017
Course Termination/Update Date: 3/15/2021

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. Relias LLC guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.

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DARYL 2 - Newport News, VA  ·  Apr 10, 2020
Good information but it goes a little over the scope of practice for AT
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Brandon M - Saginaw, TX  ·  Feb 05, 2020
Very informative as to the biological mechanisms causing heat related illnesses.
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Julie P - Raleigh, NC  ·  Dec 30, 2019
Brief overview of heat illness. Information should provide additional research about rectal temperatures to assess true core temp. Research has shown rectal temperature being the only valid method of assessing core body temperature which is critical when evaluating for heat illness.
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ADAM B - WEST DES MOINES, IA  ·  Dec 12, 2019
solid overview on evaluation and treatment of heat injury.
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Christina G - Hialeah, FL  ·  Oct 06, 2019
It was thorough and informative
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