Preparing for August in January: Putting your Heat Policy into Action


Preparing for August in January: Putting your Heat Policy into Action

CEUs Awarded


Registration Fee

$15 for NATA members/ $25 for non-members


Wednesday, January 23, 2013


11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. CST


Andy Wilkinson, MS, ATC




Andy has been a certified athletic trainer since 2007 when he graduated from Missouri State University. He went on to get his Master’s degree from Emporia State University in Emporia, Kansas. Andy has been working in the secondary school setting since 2008. During that time he has been a part of implementing policies and procedures. Through research and continuing education, he has been able to help put together policies that athletic trainers can use to prevent deaths from exertional heat stroke.


Each year athletes die due to Exertional Heat Illness. Exertional Heat Stroke is 100% preventable. This presentation will review current literature concerning EHI and EAPs. We will also work to help athletic trainers overcome the barriers to using appropriate methods in the prevention of EHI, including the use of core temperature assessment devices, cold water immersion, and wet bulb globe temperature.

Clinical Objectives

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

  • Become familiar with recent literature related to Exertional Heat Illness
  • Identify key components for the development of an Emergency Action Plan for Heat Illness
  • Identify and overcome barriers athletic trainers have to developing a Heat policy with current care standards

Athletic Training Domain

Domains: Immediate and Emergency Care

Course Level

Advanced Level

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