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Heat-Related Injuries in the ED

CE449 l 1.00 contact hrs
by Jeff Solheim, MSN, RN-BC, CEN, CFRN, FAEN
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The purpose of this hyperthermia continuing education module is to inform nurses, dietitians, fitness professionals, athletic trainers, health educators, pharmacists and physical therapists about the causes and prevention of heat-related emergencies, with an emphasis on assessment, planning, intervention and evaluation. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Identify risk factors that may contribute to the onset of heat-related injuries
  • Identify signs and symptoms of heat-related conditions
  • Describe appropriate interventions for various heat-related injuries
  • Explain patient education measures to help prevent heat-related conditions

Accreditation Information
This course is intended for multiple professions, including nurses, dietitians, EMTs/paramedics, fitness professionals, health educators, pharmacists and physical therapists.
Nurses: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
For the version accredited or approved for another profession, go to your specific profession at or If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at and search for this topic title.

This course will be updated or discontinued on or before 10/10/2017

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