Heat Illnesses Current Evidence-Based Medicine for the Medical Professional 8-25-2010

OnDemand Webinar to be available in the fall.


Presentation title:

Heat Illnesses: Current Evidence-Based Medicine for the Medical Professional

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Registration Fee:

FREE to first 75 registrants (NATA Members Only)


August 25, 2010


11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Central (12 p.m. Eastern, 9 a.m. Pacific)


This seminar will cover the basic heat illnesses common in sport and physical activity.  Topics will include prevention, differential diagnosis and treatment of all illnesses.  A discussion on supplies and emergency policies that should be in place to handle such conditions will also be presented.


Rebecca L. Stearns, MA, ATC, Exertional Heat Stroke Consultant, Korey Stringer Institute, University of Connecticut

Becca Stearns


Rebecca Stearns has experience as a certified athletic trainer at the high school level and at mass medical tent events.  She has worked events such as the Boston Marathon, the Marine Corps Marathon, and Falmouth Road Race. She currently serves as the lead heat stroke consultant for the Korey Stringer Institute housed at the University of Connecticut's Neag School of Education. Her research interests include the effects of heat and hydration on sport performance and physiological functioning, specifically as it relates to runners and football players.

Rebecca is currently a third year doctoral student within the Department of Kinesiology at the University of Connecticut. She earned her bachelor’s degree in athletic training at Duquesne University in 2006. She completed her master’s degree in exercise science at Neag School of Education, University of Connecticut in 2008.

Learning Objectives:

At the conclusion of this presentation, the learner will be able to:

1. Understand the causes, diagnosis and treatment of discussed heat illnesses

2. Identify important preventative measures that may be taken to reduce incidence of these conditions

3. Understand predisposing conditions and other extrinsic factors (such as environmental conditions) that increase the likelihood of heat illnesses

4. Understand crucial steps to identify exertional heat stroke and prevent death from exertional heat stroke

Athletic Training Domains:

Prevention, Clinical Evaluation and Assessment, Immediate Care

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