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 disciplines must be aware of the symptoms and common treatment for heat illness.
The purpose of this hyperthermia continuing education module is to inform nurses, dietitians, fitness professionals, athletic trainers, 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
This course is intended for multiple professions, including nurses, dietitians, EMTs/paramedics, fitness professionals, health educators, pharmacists and physical therapists.
Health educators: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
Sponsored by OnCourse Learning, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1.0 total Category I continuing education contact hours.
Provider ID: CA0084 (98709) for 01/01/2012 to 12/31/2015, 114941 for 01/01/2016 to 12/31/2019.
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Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. OnCourse Learning guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.
Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.