Exertional Heat Illness spans the spectrum of muscle cramps to life threatening heat stroke. Symptoms can be made worse with the development of rhabdomyolysis and athletes with an underlying condition of sickle cell trait. Often inexperienced athletes will over hydrate as a precaution with unintended consequences of exercise associated hyponatremia. All these conditions have serious risks associated. This chapter will review epidemiology, physiology, signs and symptoms and key factors sports providers should be aware of to treat these conditions immediately.
This online training module on Disorders Associated with Heat Exposure is used for the completion of your ERA Recertification. Please make sure you have registered for an ERA Recertification Course HERE, before attempting to complete this module.
This online training module consists of a:
- Exertional Heat Stroke and Rhabdomyolysis
- Sickle Cell Trait and the Athlete
- Exercise Associated Hyponatremia (EAH)