HEAT ILLNESS & ACCLIMATION
According to the CDC, heat illness during practice or competition is the leading cause of death among U.S. high school athletes. Athletic Trainers have the knowledge and skills base to make death from heat stroke completely preventable through safe practice and heat acclimatization.
The summer and early fall months in Alabama can be brutal! These high temperatures and humidity put patients at increased risk for heat illness. There are several types of heat illnesses ranging in severity. Although heat illness can be fatal, death is preventable if quickly recognized and properly treated.