Accession Number:

ADA433236

Title:

Heat Stress Control and Heat Casualty Management

Descriptive Note:

Technical bulletin rept.

Corporate Author:

ARMY RESEARCH INST OF ENVIRONMENTAL MEDICINE NATICK MA

Report Date:

2003-03-07

Pagination or Media Count:

73.0

Abstract:

This technical bulletin provides doctrine to the US Army health care providers and allied medical personnel to a. Develop an evidence-based preventive program to protect military personnel from heat stress and associated adverse health effects b. Understand the diagnosis and treatment of heat casualties, exertional heat injury and exertional heat stroke c. Understand the physiologic responses and adaptations to heat chapter 2 d. Implement procedures on managing heat stress chapter 3 e. Understand the risk factors for heat casualties chapter 4 f. Implement treatments for heat casualties chapter 5 g. Understand the effect of fluid and electrolyte imbalances para 4-7 h. Understand the methodology, needed equipment, use of, and correction procedures for the wet bulb globe temperature WBGT index appendix P i. Prevent heat casualties during deployment appendix C j. Implement the procedures needed to prepare a 0.1 percent salt water drinking solution appendix E k. Provide background information for reporting and data collection of epidemiological information to note trends and to identify individual, work, and environmental factors that are not adequately controlled by preventive measures and policies.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Stress Physiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE