American Football and Exertional Heatstroke: What Have We Learned In The Last 50 Years?
1.00 BOC Approved Clinical Home Study EBP CEU's
COST: $ 29.99 - EXPIRATION DATE: 2019-12-31
Exertional heatstroke (EHS) is one of the leading causes of sudden death in athletes. American football players are 11 times more likely to develop an exertional heat illness than all other sports combined and recent EHS trends are disturbing. EHS deaths have increased over the last several decades; over 35 American football players have died from EHS in the last 10 years alone. Specifically, I will address the following questions:
1. Why do American football players have a higher risk of EHS than other athletes?
2. How do American football uniforms impact EHS treatment and prevention?
3. What happens, physiologically, to American football players if they become severely hyperthermic but treatment is delayed?
This clinical, evidence-based presentation (EBP) will critically-appraise the literature on hyperthermia, EHS, and American football. Evidence will be assessed with PEDro checklists and the Oxford Centre for Evidence Based Medicine criteria. After this presentation, Athletic Trainers will be able to answer these questions with the highest quality evidence. As such, Athletic Trainers’ diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of EHS in American football players will become more evidence-based.
1. List reasons why American football players are prone to EHS including how the American football uniform contributes to uncompensable heat stress.
2. Justify situations where it may not be necessary to remove American football uniforms before initiating cold-water immersion or temperate-water immersion to treat EHS.
3. Explain why cooling vests should not be used to treat or prevent EHS in American football players.
4. Describe what happens, physiologically, to athletes that do not receive immediate treatment for EHS.
TAKING THIS COURSE
This course consists of 1 lesson and a final exam.
The lesson consists of a video and or other lesson materials. For the final exam, participants can take a maximum of 2 attempts to achieve a passing score of 80% or higher. Participants who achieve a passing score can print out a GLATA EBP BOC certificate of completion. Participants who do not pass the final exam after 2 attempts will need to re-pay for and repeat the entire course to attempt to earn credit.
When registering for this course, select any state. Age level does not apply, so just select any. Governing Body must be GLATA, Specialty must be EBP, and Student Role must be Athletic Trainer.
STUDENT REGISTRATION AND GLATA COURSE INSTRUCTIONS
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Course Completion Information:
A. 90 days to start course
B. Once course started, 5 days to complete course
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Completion of Course Final Exam. Then the course will be posted to the Completed Courses page.
Students need to complete end End of Course Survey on the Completed Course Page.
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About the Instructor
Kevin C. Miller, PhD, AT, ATC
Dr. Kevin Miller is a Full Professor in the Athletic Training Program at Central Michigan University. He earned his Bachelors of Science degree in Human Biology with an emphasis in Exercise Physiology from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, a Masters of Science degree in Human Performance from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, and his PhD in Exercise Science with an emphasis in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation from Brigham Young University. His research interests involve the causes, treatments, and prevention of heat illnesses. He has published over 40 peer-reviewed manuscripts in medical journals and presented over 70 international, national, or regional presentations on topics related to heat illnesses. He co-authored the 2015 National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA) Position Statement on Exertional Heat Illness, the 2015 Statement of the Third International Exercise-Associated Hyponatremia Consensus Development Conference, and the 2016 NATA round table proceedings on Malignant Hyperthermia in Physically-Active Populations. He is a member of the Korey Stringer Institute?s Medical and Science Advisory Board; a member of the Editorial Boards for the Journal of Athletic Training and the journal Exercise Physiology; a member of the NATAs International Committee; and co-Chair of the Michigan Athletic Trainers Society Planning Committee.