August Course of the Month

By NFHS on August 21, 2017 blog Print

Heat Illness Prevention


Exertional heat stroke is the leading cause of preventable death in high school athletics. Exertional heat stroke also results in thousands of emergency room visits and hospitalizations throughout the nation each year. This free course, brought to you by EAS Sports Nutrition, a division of Abbott Labs, is designed to give you the critical information you need to minimize the risk of exertional heat stroke among your athletes.  The course presents seven fundamentals, which when followed, will minimize heat related illnesses of the students who participate.