Heat Related Illness (HRI) Prevention
An important goal of this training is to reinforce awareness of heat-related illness in order to promote the development and implementation of guidelines including an emergency plan by coaches, athletic trainers, students, school nurses, parents and teachers.
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
- Describe steps you can take to prevent heat-related illness
Prerequisite Skills and Knowledge
An interest in learning about the prevention, recognition and treatment of heat-related illness in student athletes.
- 0.1 CEU (Continuing Education Units)
- 1.0 CNE (Continuing Nursing Education Credits)
- 1.0 CHES (Continuing Education Contact Hours for CHES [Certified Health Education Specialists])
Origin Date: 02/01/2009
Expiration Date: 06/01/2013
CNE: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is accredited as a provider of Continuing Nursing Education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
This activity provides 1.0 contact hours.
CECH: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is a designated event for the CHES to receive 1.0 Category I contact hours in health education, CDC provider number GA0082.
IACET CEU: The CDC has been approved as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET), 1760 Old Meadow Road, Suite 500, McLean, VA 22102. The CDC is authorized by IACET to offer 0.1 IACET CEUs for this program.
Financial Disclosure Statement
CDC, our planners, and our content experts wish to disclose they have no financial interests or other relationships with the manufacturers of commercial products, suppliers of commercial services, or commercial supporters.
Presentations will not include any discussion of the unlabeled use of a product or a product under investigational use.
There was no commercial support received for this activity.
To access and complete the Web based course, you will need the following computer hardware and software:
- Microsoft® Internet Explorer 5.5 browser (or higher) on standard Microsoft® technologies, i.e. Windows® 2000, Windows 98®, Windows NT®, Windows XP®
- Intel® Pentium III® Processor or equivalent;
- 256 MB RAM
- Pop-up blocker disabled
- Broadband Internet connection and
- Window Media® Player