The purpose of this hyperthermia continuing education module is to inform nurses, dietitians, EMTs/paramedics, fitness professionals, 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
This course is intended for an interprofessional audience, 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 www.continuingeducation.com
. If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at lms.nurse.com
and search for this topic title.