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Grand Rounds: Environmental Heat Injuries


By Derrick Eddy, MD , Assistant Professor of Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics, University of Michigan School of Medicine

Sports Medicine

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Objectives (Educational Content) :

1. Describe heat transfer and human physiological response. 2. Diagnose and treat different causes of heat-related illnesses. 3. Explain preventative measures in heat injuries.

Target Audience:

General pediatricians, family physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, social workers, psychologists and nurses.

Identified Gap:

Heat-related illnesses are extremely common during the summer months. Increased awareness in diagnosis and treatment will improve patient outcome.

Estimated Time to Complete the Educational Activity:

1 hour

Expiration Date for CME Credit:


Method of Physician Participation in the Learning Process:

The learner will view the presentation, successfully complete a post-test and complete an activity evaluation.

Evaluation Methods:

All learners must successfully complete a post-test, as well as an activity evaluation, to claim CME credit.

Accreditation Statement:

Children’s Hospital Medical Center of Akron is accredited by the Ohio State Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CHMCA designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit ™. Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.