Title

National Athletic Trainers' Association Releases New Guidelines for Exertional Heat Illnesses

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

3-2016

Program

Athletic Training

Abstract

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.

Comments

PMID: 26941054

DOI

10.1177/1942602X15625646