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2019 First Aid Training April 11, 2019

2019 District training TBD 

Be Aware of Heat Related Illnesses
STAY HYDRATED

  • Make sure to promote drinking water or a sports drink, such as Gatorade, throughout practice or during game day
  • It's recommended to drink 2 to 4 cups of water or Gatorade for every hour of outdoor exercise
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UTILIZE SPF 15 OR HIGHER SUNSCREEN

  • This will help protect against UVA rays and minimize sun burns

WEAR A COOLING TOWEL

  • A moist towel kept in a cooler with ice and water placed on the neck or forehead between innings can help to control a player's body temperature during a hot day
Be aware of the weather and the temperature each day, and always be on the lookout for any potential symptoms that indicate a player has a heat-related illness. These may include: cramping, headache, vomiting, excessive sweating, nausea, dizziness, and pale skin.
If you notice any of these symptoms, make sure to take the necessary precautions with all players, coaches and safe.
If a player or staff member exhibits these symptoms, apply cool water to their forehead and remove them from the sun into a shaded, or any air-conditioned area. If the symptoms appear severe, consider calling 911

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