National Athletic Trainers' Association Position Statement: Exertional Heat Illnesses.

  title={National Athletic Trainers' Association Position Statement: Exertional Heat Illnesses.},
  author={Douglas J. Casa and Julie K Demartini and Michael F. Bergeron and Dave Csillan and Edward R Eichner and Rebecca M. Lopez and Michael S. Ferrara and Kevin C Miller and Francis G. O'Connor and Michael N. Sawka and Susan Walker Yeargin},
  journal={Journal of athletic training},
OBJECTIVE  To present best-practice recommendations for the prevention, recognition, and treatment of exertional heat illnesses (EHIs) and to describe the relevant physiology of thermoregulation. BACKGROUND  Certified athletic trainers recognize and treat athletes with EHIs, often in high-risk environments. Although the proper recognition and successful treatment strategies are well documented, EHIs continue to plague athletes, and exertional heat stroke remains one of the leading causes of… CONTINUE READING
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