Disorders Associated with Heat Exposure

This chapter will review epidemiology, physiology, signs and symptoms and key factors sports providers should be aware of to treat exertional heat illness, heat stroke, hyponatremia, and more immediately. Learn more.


Exercise Associated Hyponatremia
Hydration is key in keeping athletes safe, however overhydration and or the systemic fallout of too much hydration is deadly and needs to be understood, managed and athletes must be educated on the risks. Providers must be ready to provide immediate care.

Sickle Cell Trait and the Athlete
Understanding the basics of SCT and concerns for athletic participation are key to prevent serious injury and illness in these athletes. Sickle cell trait can have serious ramifications for athletes.

Exertional Heat Stroke and Rhabdomyolysis
Exertional Heat Illness (EHI) is a life threatening concern for athletes and needs to be recognized and treated early and aggressively. Understanding the causes and risks and immediate treatment or key for the sports provider.

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:

  • Exercise Associated Hyponatremia
  • Sickle Cell Trait and the Athlete
  • Exertional Heat Stroke and Rhabdomyolysis