External Influences of Hydration Behaviors in Active Populations Webinar

Wednesday, May 12, 2021 - 12:15 to 13:15
Webinar Fee: 
$15.00 for NATA members / $25.00 for non-members
Target Audience: 
Athletic Trainers
Susan Yeargin, Ph.D., ATC
Susan Yeargin is an Associate Professor of Athletic Training at the University of South Carolina. She serves on NATA’s Pronouncement’s and Research Committees. She was a task force member and author of the Pre-Season Heat-Acclimatization Guidelines for Secondary School Athletics and a co-author of the NATA Position Statement update on Exertional Heat Illnesses. She also serves on the Korey Stringer Institute’s Medical Advisory Board. She has 15 years of experience conducting research, over 40 peer-reviewed publications in the content area, and over 20 professional presentations at the local, national, and international level on thermoregulation and hydration behaviors.

The purpose of this webinar is to pinpoint factors that have been identified in research as influencing hydration behaviors. Athletic trainers need to guide their patients from avoiding both sides of the clinical spectrum; hypohydration and hyperhydration. Yet a knowledge gap on how to influence hydration behaviors beyond typical education sessions may exist. The webinar will use research as a foundation to distinguish which variables external to the patient can both encourage proper hydration behaviors and discourage improper behaviors.

Athletic Training Domains: 
Domain 1 – Injury and Illness Prevention and Wellness Promotion
Domain 5 – Healthcare Administration and Professional Responsibility
Course Level: 
Clinical Objectives: 

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

Participants will be able to understand and explain the entire clinical spectrum of hydration status.
Participants will be able to choose external factors to improve strategies that encourage proper hydration behaviors relevant to different clinical sites.
Participants will be able to sites integrate external factors into the development of hydration policies for different clinical sites.
Participants will be able to decide which factors may exist that encourage improper hydration behaviors at different clinical sites.
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