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Heat Related Illness (HRI) Prevention

Recognizing, Preventing, and Treating Heat-Related Illness
WB 2333

Program Description

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
  • Describe steps you can take to prevent heat-related illness


George Luber, PhD, Associate Director for Climate Change, CDC

Origination Date 05/15/2014

Expiration Date  04/28/2018



Computer hardware, internet connection, browser


Internet Access

Target Audience

Registered nurses, coaches, trainers, parents, students

Prerequisite Skills and Knowledge

The target audience needs basic computer skills to access the web-based course and navigate through the lessons.


Enduring material

Contact Information

CDC’s Climate and Health Program, (770) 488-3478

Accreditation Statements

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 0.8 contact hours.

CEU: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is authorized by IACET to offer (0.1) CEU's for this program.


In compliance with continuing education requirements, all presenters must disclose any financial or other associations with the manufacturers of commercial products, suppliers of commercial services, or commercial supporters as well as any use of unlabeled product(s) or product(s) under investigational use.

CDC, our planners, content experts, and their spouses/partners wish to disclose they have no financial interests or other relationships with the manufacturers of commercial products, suppliers of commercial services, or commercial supporters. Planners have reviewed content to ensure there is no bias.

Content will not include any discussion of the unlabeled use of a product or a product under investigational use.

CDC does not accept commercial support.

To receive continuing education (CE)

Complete the activity
Complete the Evaluation at
Pass the posttest at 70% at


No fees are charged for CDC’s CE activities.