Medical Evaluation for Exposure Extremes: Heat

Riana R. Pryor, Brad L. Bennett, Francis G. O'Connor, Justin M.J. Young, Chad Alan Asplund

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Abstract

Exertional heat illness can be a serious consequence of sports or exercise in hot environments. Participants can possess intrinsic or face extrinsic risk factors that may increase their risk for heat-related illness. Knowledge of the physiology and pathology of heat illness, identification of risk factors, and strategies to combat heat accumulation will aid both the practitioner and the participant in preparing for activities that occur in hot environments. Through preparation and mitigation of risk, safe and enjoyable wilderness adventure can be pursued.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)69-75
Number of pages7
JournalWilderness and Environmental Medicine
Volume26
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2015

Keywords

  • WBGT
  • heat illness
  • heat stroke
  • preparticipation examination

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Emergency Medicine
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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    Pryor, R. R., Bennett, B. L., O'Connor, F. G., Young, J. M. J., & Asplund, C. A. (2015). Medical Evaluation for Exposure Extremes: Heat. Wilderness and Environmental Medicine, 26(4), 69-75. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wem.2015.09.009