Preventing heat injury: military versus civilian perspective.

  title={Preventing heat injury: military versus civilian perspective.},
  author={Jason K. Cooper},
  journal={Military medicine},
  volume={162 1},
Guidelines for preventing heat injury (HI) among military personnel are not directly applicable to civilian personnel. Military guidelines call for relatively large volumes of prophylactic water consumption and physical activity limitations depending on the wet bulb globe temperature. However, in civilian populations, there is an increased prevalence of HI risk factors: older age, medication use, especially anticholinergic and psychotropic medications, obesity, previous HI, and skin disorders… CONTINUE READING


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