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Heat Illness in Athletics

A brief overview of heat related illness in athletics used for preseason coaches meetings. This Prezi covers types of heat illness, preventitive techniques and guidlines to follow according to the NATA.
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Stephen Papay

on 9 February 2011

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Transcript of Heat Illness in Athletics

Heat Illness in Athletics Stephen Papay, LAT, ATC A Pre-Season Guide According to the NATA Position Statement on Heat Illness
What is Heat illness? Exercise Associated Muscle Cramps: Signs and Symptoms Dehydration
Thirst
Sweating
Transient Muscle Cramp
Fatigue
Heat Syncope: Signs and symptoms Dehydration
Fatigue
Tunnel Vision
Pale/Sweaty Skin
Decreased Pulse Rate
Dizziness
Lightheadedness
Fainting Heat Exhaustion: signs and symptoms Dehydration
Dizziness
Fatigue
Headache
Nausea
Pallor
Profuse sweating
Chills
Weakness
Hyperventilation
Heat Stroke: Signs and Symptoms Dizziness
Drowsiness
Irritability
Confusion
Hysteria
Aggresiveness
Disorientation
Hot and Wet or Dry Skin
Vomiting
Loss of Conciousness (LOC)
LOC could lead to DEATH!!!!
PREVENTITIVE TECHNIQUES Stay Hydrated!! Coaches Need Water Too! CAREFUL! Hydrating too much can lead to hypernatrimia HOW HOT IS TOO HOT? According to the National Athletic Trainers Association: 73-82 degrees Farenheit >82 degrees farenheit High risk of heat illness! Extreme/Hazardous
Activity should be cancelled for the day or rescheduled. Early Morning Practice? Scotland High School
2010-2011
Coaches Meeting Evening Practice? Wins and Losses? Who are your players? How about the other L? Life Have a safe and successful season!

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