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

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Date(s) - April 15
10:00 am - 11:30 am


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 to 1 ½ hour 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 at ESCAPe 2020.

This 1 1/2 hour continuing education course for EMS providers is being offered as an interactive webinar on April 15, 2020, starting at 10:00am.  Brian Potter, MS, ATC, NREMT is the instructor.

Participants should register by entering the requested information below, and all registrants will receive an invite/web link to access the webinar prior to the day of the course.  Participants will receive a WVDE certificate of completion (with WVOEMS approval #) following the course.

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Seats Available 8

Bookings are closed for this event.