Exertional Heat Illnesses

Exertional Heat Illnesses

by Lawrence Armstrong
     
 

ISBN-10: 0736037713

ISBN-13: 9780736037716

Pub. Date: 04/02/2003

Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers

Learn how to identify, treat, and prevent exertional heat illnesses and ensure your sporting events are safe. Exertional Heat Illnesses provides practitioners with all the information they need in one practical reference.

Renowned exercise researcher Lawrence Armstrong, PhD, and a team of eight colleagues examine the heat

Overview

Learn how to identify, treat, and prevent exertional heat illnesses and ensure your sporting events are safe. Exertional Heat Illnesses provides practitioners with all the information they need in one practical reference.

Renowned exercise researcher Lawrence Armstrong, PhD, and a team of eight colleagues examine the heat illnesses most common in athletes, recreation enthusiasts, and laborers.

The only book to focus exclusively on heat-related illnesses, Exertional Heat Illnesses is full of practical advice for professionals in a variety of medical, academic, and commercial settings. Athletic trainers, physicians, nurses, and emergency medical technicians will find effective treatment options for all exertional heat illnesses. Coaches, athletes, industrial supervisors, and military leaders will learn the causes of heat-related illnesses and ways to prevent them. Fitness, conditioning, and training specialists will gain useful information for their clients and students. Instructors and students interested in environmental exercise physiology will also find Exertional Heat Illnesses to be a valuable textbook for courses that require advanced study.

This resource is aligned with the current accepted standards and recommendations of two prominent health and sports medicine organizations—the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and the National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA).

The reference contains the following:

-A handy breakdown of how the body reacts to different heat illnesses

-Case reports detailing how other practitioners respond in real-life situations

-Abstracts of four important position stands from the ACSM and NATA and the Web sites at which you can access them
With this reference, you'll have the tools to help athletes maintain optimal health and performance during and after exercise, and you'll have the knowledge to treat exertional heat illnesses promptly and properly should they occur.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780736037716
Publisher:
Human Kinetics Publishers
Publication date:
04/02/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
9.20(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
Chapter 1. Physiology of Heat Stress
John W. Castellani, U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine

-Heat Balance

-Temperature Regulation and the Brain

-Modifiers of Core Temperature Regulation

-Control of Water and Ions

-Physiological Responses to Exercise–Heat Stress

-Factors That Limit Exercise Performance in Heat Environments

-Factors That Modify the Exercise–Heat Stress Response

-Summary

-Disclaimer

-References
Chapter 2. Classification, Nomenclature, and Incidence of the Exertional Heat Illnesses
Lawrence E. Armstrong, University of Connecticut

-Classification

-Nomenclature

-Incidence

-Summary

-References
Chapter 3. Exertional Heatstroke: A Medical Emergency
Douglas J. Casa, University of Connecticut
Lawrence E. Armstrong, University of Connecticut

-Pathophysiology

-Epidemiology and Prognosis

-Identification of Exertional Heatstroke

-Medical Treatment of Exertional Heatstroke

-Considerations for Return to Sport

-Preventing Exertional Heatstroke by Understanding the Most Common Scenarios

-Summary

-References
Chapter 4. Heat Exhaustion, Exercise-Associated Collapse, and Heat Syncope
Lawrence E. Armstrong, University of Connecticut
Jeffrey M. Anderson, University of Connecticut

-Heat Exhaustion

-Exercise-Associated Collapse

-Heat Syncope

-Summary

-References
Chapter 5. Exertional Heat Cramps
Michael F. Bergeron, Medical College of Georgia

-Etiology and Related Pathophysiology

-Common Scenarios

-Signs and Symptoms

-Treatment

-Continuation of Activity and Return to Play

-Prevention

-Summary

-Acknowledgment

-References
Chapter 6. Exertional Hyponatremia
Lawrence E. Armstrong, University of Connecticut

-Common Scenarios and Predisposing Factors

-Clinical and Physiological Features of Exertional Hyponatremia

-Fluid–Electrolyte Status of Athletes With Exertional Hyponatremia

-What Volume of Water Is Required to Induce Exertional Hyponatremia?

-Is Rhabdomyolysis Associated With Exertional Hyponatremia?

-Treatment

-Preventing Exertional Hyponatremia

-Summary

-References
Chapter 7. Minor Heat Illnesses
Robert W. Kenefick, University of New Hampshire
Melissa P. Hazzard, University of New Hampshire
Lawrence E. Armstrong, University of Connecticut

-Transient Heat Fatigue

-Anhidtrotic Heat Exhaustion

-Heat Edema

-Malaria

-Sunburn

-Summary

-References
Chapter 8. Predisposing Factors for Exertional Heat Illnesses
Lawrence E. Armstrong, University of Connecticut
Douglas J. Casa, University of Connecticut

-Exertional Heatstroke

-Exertional Heat Exhaustion

-Heat Syncope

-Exertional Heat Cramps

-Exertional Hyponatremia

-Summary

-References
Chapter 9. Considerations for the Medical Staff: Preventing, Identifying, and Treating Exertional Heat Illnesses
Douglas J. Casa, University of Connecticut
William O. Roberts, MinnHealth, Minnesota

-Responsibility of the Medical Staff

-Preventing Exertional Heat Illnesses

-Identifying Hyperthermia

-Defining Exertional Heat Illness and Associated Problems

-Treatment of Exertional Heat Illnesses

-Staffing, Site, Equipment, and Supply Considerations

-Recommendations for the Medical Team and Event Administration

-Summary

-References
Chapter 10. Recommendations for Athletes and Weekend Warriors
Carl M. Maresh, University of Connecticut
Jaci L. VanHeest, University of Connecticut

-Progressive Heat Acclimation

-The Hours Before Exercise in the Heat

-During Exercise

-The Hours After Exercise in the Heat

-Summary

-References
Appendix A: Position Stands From ACSM and NATA
Appendix B: The Body's Responses to Various Heat Illnesses
Glossary
Index
About the Contributors

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