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.
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
This course is intended for multiple professions, including nurses, athletic trainers, dietitians, fitness professionals, health educators, pharmacists, and physical therapists.
Dietitians: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
OnCourse Learning is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider (#GD001) with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). This course is a Level 2 course. Suggested CDR Learning Codes: 2000, 2070, 3000, 3040,4000, 4040, 4060, 4090.
OnCourse Learning is also accredited by the Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition (provider # FBN 50-1489).
This program has been approved for fulfilling the continuing education requirements of the Certifying Board for Dietary Managers (CBDM). Granting prior approval does not constitute endorsement of the program content or its program sponsor.
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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.
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