Past Lecture

Preventing Sudden Death in Sport & Physical Activity

An Emphasis on Exertional Heat Stroke

October 2021 

Division of Athletic Training at WVU's School of Medicine for a presentation by Douglas Casa, PhD ATC. 

Learning Objectives for Participants:

/ identify the reasons why athletes die suddenly in sport

/ list and identify current best practices for the prevention of sudden death in sport

/ compare accuracy of various temperature assessment devices for exercising individuals
and cooling modalities to use in the event of exertional heat stroke

/ develop strategies for implementing best practices to keep athletes safe during sport
and physical activity

/ West Virginia University P580 is approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. to provide continuing education to Athletic Trainers. This program is eligible for a maximum of 1.5 EBP Category hours/CEUs. ATs should claim only those hours actually spent in the educational program.