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SPOTLIGHT ARCHIVE: Heat Related Illness


Learning products and resources designed to assist the public health community in prevent heat-related illness. Learn ways to recognize and treat heat-related illness among those most at risk through the following products and resources.

Heat Related Illness Learning Products

Beat the Heat: Heat Illness Prevention And Treatment

  • Presents information on what puts youth athletes at risk
  • Provides factors that increase the risk for heat-related illness and steps that can be taken to prevent it

Excessive Heat Events Guidebook

  • Provides information for local public health officials to develop and implement excessive heat events notification and response programs

Gatorade Heat Safety Package

  • Presents information, tips and guidelines for coaches in preventing heat related illnesses associate with athletes

Heat Related Illness (HRI) PreventionContinuing Education

  • Learn about the different types of heat-related illness
  • Determine how to recognize, treat, and prevent heat related illness

Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) Technical Manual: Section III: Chapter 4, Heat Stress

  • Describes heat disorders and health effects
  • Provides guidelines and information for conducting an investigation

Medscape CME Case Presentation: Altered Mental Status in a Young Man Picked Up on the StreetContinuing Education

  • Intended for clinicians in primary care, emergency care, critical care, and cardiology
  • Highlights common concepts, situations, and presentations that clinicians will encounter on a regular basis

Heat Related Illness Resources

Valuable training and learning resources on the Spotlight topic, intended for the public health community.

Additional Heat Related Illness Resources

A range of resources on the Spotlight topic relevant to specific audiences, or useful to the general public.

Information regarding training products and resources featured in the Spotlight was provided by

  • TrainingFinder Real-time Affiliate Integrated Network (TRAIN), a free service of the Public Health Foundation
  • National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH)
  • Page last reviewed: June 1, 2011
  • Page last updated: June 1, 2011
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