National Athletic Trainers' Association Releases New Guidelines for Exertional Heat Illnesses
Exertional heat illnesses (EHI) occur in various populations and settings. Within a school setting, there are student athletes who take part in physical activity where the risk of EHI is increased. The National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) released an updated position statement on EHI in September of 2015. This article is a summary of the position statement. The sports medicine team, including school nurses and athletic trainers, provides quality health care to these physically active individuals. Thus, it is important for school nurses to understand the prevention, recognition, and treatment of EHI.
VanScoy, R.M., DeMartini, J.K., Casa, D.J. (2016). National Athletic Trainers' Association releases new guidelines for exertional heat illnesses. NASN School Nurse, 31(3), 158-162. doi:10.1177/1942602X15625646