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Quick Questions in Heat-Related Illnesses and Hydration: Expert Advice in Sports Medicine

Quick Questions in Heat-Related Illnesses and Hydration: Expert Advice in Sports Medicine (Paperback)

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Are you looking for concise, practical answers to questions that are often left unanswered by traditional sports medicine references? Are you seeking brief, up-to-date, expert advice for common issues that can be encountered when working with athletes? Quick Questions in Heat-Related Illness and Hydration: Expert Advice in Sports Medicine provides a unique format of concise and to the point responses with clinical application, backed by the latest research on heat-related illnesses and hydration issues common among athletes. Dr. Rebecca Lopez and her contributors present 39 common clinical questions regarding topics such as how much and what kinds of fluids are optimal for performance and preventing illness, how to calculate an individual's sweat rate, and the effect of supplements on hydration. Co-published with the National Athletic Trainers' Association, Quick Questions in Heat Related Illness and Hydration: Expert Advice in Sports Medicine provides concise answers to 39 frequently asked clinical questions. Written in a conversational tone, the authors of the individual questions represent a variety of different backgrounds and are experts in their respective field.

The variety of questions and brevity of responses will make this a book that is easy to read and reference at the point of care. Some sample sections and questions include:* Prevention* Is it possible to prevent death from exertional heat stroke?* Diagnosis* What temperature devices are valid when measuring internal body temperature in an exercising individual?* Emergency management* Does cold-water immersion cause shock or other adverse events?* Environmental considerations* What are the best methods of assessing environmental conditions and what modifications should be made to work to rest ratios, practices and games based on the environment?* Return to play* What is the proper functional progression for an athlete returning to play following exertional heat stroke?* Hydration* What are the most practical, valid methods of measuring hydration status in athletes? Quick Questions in Heat-Related Illness and Hydration: Expert Advice in Sports Medicine is the perfect at-your-side resource for the athletic trainer, team physician, or sports medicine clinician looking for practical answers to heat-related illness and hydration questions.

The concise and conversational tone allows the reader to readily apply the information into their everyday practice.

Medical & VeterinaryBrances of medicineSports injuries & medicine Publisher: SLACK Incorporated Publication Date: 01/03/2015 ISBN-13: 9781617116476  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Rebecca M. Lopez, PhD, ATC, CSCS graduated from Florida International University in 1998 with a Bachelor's of Science in Health Education, Athletic Training Specialization. She returned to Florida International University and obtained her Master of Science in Advanced Athletic Training/Sports Medicine in 2004. She completed her PhD in Kinesiology from the University of Connecticut in 2010. Dr. Lopez is a Board-Certified Athletic Trainer, an American College of Sports Medicine Certified Health Fitness Specialist, and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association. She worked as a certified athletic trainer in Miami-Dade Public Schools for several years and has volunteered in the medical tent at the Boston Marathon, Marine Corps Marathon, Falmouth Road Race, and others. Her research interests include exertional heat stroke and other exertional heat illnesses, cooling methods for hyperthermic athletes, ergogenic aids and thermoregulation, sickle cell trait in athletes, hydration and exercise performance, and preventing sudden death in sports. She has published numerous peer-reviewed articles and several chapters on exertional heat illness, hydration, and preventing sudden death in sports. Dr. Lopez is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine and the Director of the Post-Professional Graduate Athletic Training Program at the University of South Florida. She also serves on the medical and science advisory board for the Korey Stringer Institute.

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