Prehospital Management of Heat Illness: Are We Providing Evidenced Based Treatment? – WEBINAR

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Date(s) - July 28
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm


Hot summer days, industrial settings, sporting events, and fire ground standby all present potential opportunities for the emergency medical services (EMS) provider to encounter patients suffering from heat illness.  Heat stroke especially, is a true medical emergency that untreated or treated incorrectly leads to death.  The good news is that when treated rapidly and appropriately, heat stroke is 100% survivable.  Despite this fact, many EMS protocols do not reflect current evidence based treatment for heat stroke.  This 1 ½ hour webinar course will include a review of various types of heat illness, differentiation between heat exhaustion and heat stroke via clinical exam and rectal thermometry, appropriate heat illness treatment including cold water immersion, and recommendations for heat illness prevention.  The course was previously presented in person at ESCAPe 2020.

This 1 1/2 hour continuing education course for EMS providers is being offered as an interactive webinar on July 28, 2021, starting at 2:30pm.  Brian Potter, MS, ATC, NREMT is the instructor.

Participants should register by clicking here.  All registrants will receive an invite/web link for the Microsoft Teams meeting either the day before or the day of the webinar .  Participants will receive a WVDE certificate of completion (with WVOEMS approval #) following completion of the course.

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