Heat Illness Prevention

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Title:

Heat Illness Prevention

URL:

https://nfhslearn.com/courses/heat-illness-prevention-2

Content Source:

Other
NFHS
Type: Lesson/Unit Plan

Overview:

Exertional Heat Stroke is the leading cause of preventable death in high school athletics. To help you minimize the risk of heat illness at your school, this course has designed to provide the fundamentals of a strong heat acclimatization plan and guidelines for limiting activities to account for changing environmental conditions and other contributing risk factors. It highlights the importance of an appropriate hydration plan and establishing an Emergency Action Plan in case of a suspected exertional heat stroke.

This course can be used as a stand alone assignment for students or teachers can use this to develop their unit/lesson plans.

Content Standard(s):
Physical Education
PE (2019)
Grade: 9-12
Beginning Kinesiology - Level 1
BK-4.5) Identify safe practices for participating in physical activity, exercise, and movement practices, individually or in a group.

Examples: injury prevention, hydration, use of equipment, implementation of rules, sun protection

APE accommodation suggestions: verbally prompting and redirecting; peer assistance to model proper personal and social behaviors

Health Education
HE (2019)
Grade: 9-12
Health Education
HE.1.4) Propose ways to prevent, reduce, and treat injuries and other health problems.

a. Determine when professional health services may be required for injury or disease.

b. Perform CPR, AED techniques, and First Aid procedures, including the principles of RICE (Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation).

Health Education
HE (2019)
Grade: 9-12
Health Education
HE.1.7) Analyze the potential susceptibility to and severity of injury or illness if engaging in unhealthy behaviors.

Examples: possible consequences of driving under the influence, distracted driving, not taking required medications

a. Explain the progression of HIV and AIDS.

b. Explain the progression of Type II diabetes.

Tags: heat stroke, hydration, prevention
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Author: Ginger Aaron-Brush
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