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Hyperthermia and Heatstroke: Caring for Older Adults in Summer

Speciality Classification
Nurses and Midwives
Location
Online
Delivery
Online
Duration
5 minutes
Provider
Ausmed
In Australia, heatwaves have caused more deaths than any other natural disaster over the past 100 years (DEA 2016).

With older adults over 65 being one of the high-risk groups for hyperthermia (along with babies and young children, pregnant women and those with certain conditions) (Better Health Channel 2015a), knowing how to appropriately care for your older clients during the warmer months is crucial.

What is Hyperthermia?

Hyperthermia is an umbrella term comprising several heat-related illnesses that are caused by disruption to homeostasis. Hyperthermia occurs when the body is unable to dissipate as much heat as it is absorbing or producing, leading to a thermoregulation failure (NIA 2016; QAS 2017).

Delivery
Title
Hyperthermia and Heatstroke: Caring for Older Adults in Summer
Speciality Classification
Interest Areas / Topics Covered
Agedcare
Location
Provider Type
Education Provider
Duration
5 minutes
Start Date
11-Oct-2020
End Date
11-Oct-2023
CPD Points
5 minutes of CPD
Price
Free
Location
Online
Price:
Free
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