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




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

Page last reviewed: May 10, 2018