FIELD SANITATION TEAM CERTIFICATION COURSE <ul><li>LESSON 11 - PREVENTING HEAT INJURY </li></ul>
Lesson Objectives <ul><li>Define the types of heat injury. </li></ul><ul><li>Select the factors that influence heat injury...
Types of Heat Injury <ul><li>Heat Edema </li></ul><ul><li>Heat Rash </li></ul><ul><li>Sunburn </li></ul><ul><li>Heat Tetan...
Heat Edema <ul><li>Refers  to the swelling of the hands and feet associated with heat exposure. </li></ul>
Heat Rash <ul><li>It occurs usually in areas where the clothing is restrictive, and gives rise to a prickling sensation. <...
Sunburn and Heat Tetany <ul><li>Sunburn </li></ul><ul><li>Impairs sweating over the affected skin and predisposes soldiers...
Parade Syncope <ul><li>Temporary circulatory failure due to pooling of blood in the lower extremities when standing in a h...
Heat Cramps <ul><li>Usually involves the muscles of the arms, legs, and abdomen. </li></ul><ul><li>May be accompanied by a...
Heat Exhaustion <ul><li>Heat exhaustion is the most common form of heat casualty. </li></ul>
Heat Stroke <ul><li>Heat stroke is a medical emergency! Treatment should start immediately. </li></ul>
Influencing Factors <ul><li>Knowing the factors that influence heat injury will help you protect the soldiers in your unit...
Acclimatization <ul><li>How well adapted to the heat are the soldiers in your unit? </li></ul>
Overweight/Out of Shape <ul><li>Are the soldiers in your unit overweight or out of shape? </li></ul>
Fatigue <ul><li>Have the soldiers in your unit been performing heavy work or working for long periods of time without rest...
Food and Alcohol <ul><li>Consume all components of your rations for adequate salt intake. </li></ul>
Medications <ul><li>Be aware of the dehydrating effects of some medications. </li></ul>
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Heat Injury Prevention

  1. 1. FIELD SANITATION TEAM CERTIFICATION COURSE <ul><li>LESSON 11 - PREVENTING HEAT INJURY </li></ul>
  2. 2. Lesson Objectives <ul><li>Define the types of heat injury. </li></ul><ul><li>Select the factors that influence heat injury. </li></ul><ul><li>Select the measures to prevent heat injuries. </li></ul><ul><li>Compute the WBGT index. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Types of Heat Injury <ul><li>Heat Edema </li></ul><ul><li>Heat Rash </li></ul><ul><li>Sunburn </li></ul><ul><li>Heat Tetany </li></ul><ul><li>Heat Syncope </li></ul><ul><li>Heat Cramps </li></ul><ul><li>Heat Exhaustion </li></ul><ul><li>Heat Stroke </li></ul>
  4. 4. Heat Edema <ul><li>Refers to the swelling of the hands and feet associated with heat exposure. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Heat Rash <ul><li>It occurs usually in areas where the clothing is restrictive, and gives rise to a prickling sensation. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Sunburn and Heat Tetany <ul><li>Sunburn </li></ul><ul><li>Impairs sweating over the affected skin and predisposes soldiers to heat injury. </li></ul><ul><li>Heat Tetany </li></ul><ul><li>Is related to the result of hyperventilation by an individual after being exposed to heat stress. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Parade Syncope <ul><li>Temporary circulatory failure due to pooling of blood in the lower extremities when standing in a hot environment. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Heat Cramps <ul><li>Usually involves the muscles of the arms, legs, and abdomen. </li></ul><ul><li>May be accompanied by abnormal body temperature. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Heat Exhaustion <ul><li>Heat exhaustion is the most common form of heat casualty. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Heat Stroke <ul><li>Heat stroke is a medical emergency! Treatment should start immediately. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Influencing Factors <ul><li>Knowing the factors that influence heat injury will help you protect the soldiers in your unit. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Acclimatization <ul><li>How well adapted to the heat are the soldiers in your unit? </li></ul>
  13. 13. Overweight/Out of Shape <ul><li>Are the soldiers in your unit overweight or out of shape? </li></ul>
  14. 14. Fatigue <ul><li>Have the soldiers in your unit been performing heavy work or working for long periods of time without rest? </li></ul>
  15. 15. Food and Alcohol <ul><li>Consume all components of your rations for adequate salt intake. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Medications <ul><li>Be aware of the dehydrating effects of some medications. </li></ul>

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