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Are Recommended Heat Stroke Treatments Adequate for Australian Workers?
Ann Work Expo Health. 2019 03 29; 63(3):263-266.AW

Abstract

Workers that combine physical exertion with exposure to hot conditions are susceptible to heat-related illnesses, including heat stroke. Despite recognition of cold water immersion as the heat stroke treatment of choice in the peer-reviewed literature, it was not included within recommended treatments of leading Australian healthcare training organizations and was omitted from Safe Work Australia's recently updated 'Managing the risks of working in heat' guidance material. On this basis, the guidance material appears an opportunity lost to assist Australian industry transition their heat stroke management to reflect the evidence. It is recommended that Australian providers of healthcare training, and those reliant on such information, review the efficacy of their heat stroke treatments.

Authors+Show Affiliations

National Critical Care and Trauma Response Centre, Level 8 Royal Darwin Hospital, Darwin NT, Australia. Thermal Hyperformance, Howard Springs NT, Australia.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

30908575

Citation

Brearley, Matt B.. "Are Recommended Heat Stroke Treatments Adequate for Australian Workers?" Annals of Work Exposures and Health, vol. 63, no. 3, 2019, pp. 263-266.
Brearley MB. Are Recommended Heat Stroke Treatments Adequate for Australian Workers? Ann Work Expo Health. 2019;63(3):263-266.
Brearley, M. B. (2019). Are Recommended Heat Stroke Treatments Adequate for Australian Workers? Annals of Work Exposures and Health, 63(3), 263-266. https://doi.org/10.1093/annweh/wxz001
Brearley MB. Are Recommended Heat Stroke Treatments Adequate for Australian Workers. Ann Work Expo Health. 2019 03 29;63(3):263-266. PubMed PMID: 30908575.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Are Recommended Heat Stroke Treatments Adequate for Australian Workers? A1 - Brearley,Matt B, PY - 2018/10/07/received PY - 2018/12/18/revised PY - 2019/01/16/accepted PY - 2019/3/26/pubmed PY - 2020/3/31/medline PY - 2019/3/26/entrez KW - cooling KW - exertional heat stroke KW - heat stress KW - heat stroke treatment KW - water immersion SP - 263 EP - 266 JF - Annals of work exposures and health JO - Ann Work Expo Health VL - 63 IS - 3 N2 - Workers that combine physical exertion with exposure to hot conditions are susceptible to heat-related illnesses, including heat stroke. Despite recognition of cold water immersion as the heat stroke treatment of choice in the peer-reviewed literature, it was not included within recommended treatments of leading Australian healthcare training organizations and was omitted from Safe Work Australia's recently updated 'Managing the risks of working in heat' guidance material. On this basis, the guidance material appears an opportunity lost to assist Australian industry transition their heat stroke management to reflect the evidence. It is recommended that Australian providers of healthcare training, and those reliant on such information, review the efficacy of their heat stroke treatments. SN - 2398-7316 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/30908575/Are_Recommended_Heat_Stroke_Treatments_Adequate_for_Australian_Workers L2 - https://medlineplus.gov/occupationalhealth.html DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -