Recognizing, preventing and treating heat-related illness

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This training will teach and reinforce awareness of heat-related illness among coaches, athletic trainers, students, school nurses, parents, and teachers. It will also promote the development and implementation of guidelines by these participants. 

After completing this web-based course, the learner should be able to: 

  • Define heat-related illness, 
  • Identify the three main types of heat-related illness, 
  • Identify the symptoms, or warning signs, for each type of heat-related illness, 
  • Describe treatment options for each type of heat-related illness, including return-to-play considerations, and 
  • Describe steps you can take to prevent heat-related illness.