Hydration Wellness

Published by jackbgarvey on Wed, 04/27/2016 - 15:54

 

Arkansas Childrens Hospital

Hydration Flyer from the Arkansas Children's Hospital Injury Prevention Center

 


Arkansas Childrens Hospital

Plenty of Water & Getting Used to Heat Protects Athletes from Heat Stroke

By Sam Smith, MD, Surgeon in Chief, Arkansas Children's Hospital

A relatively mild summer may mean more pleasant days and fewer sunburns, but don't let those cooler temps fool you: Kids are still at risk for heat illness.

As we approach warmer weather, the medical team at Arkansas Children's Hospital expects to see more young athletes come to our Emergency Department needing treatment for heat exhaustion and even heat stroke

(Click here to read more)

 

 


The Four P's of Heat Safety

This article shows how to prepare for situations that will require hydration, recognizing the warning signs and symptoms of Heat Illness and the amount of hydration required. (Click here to read more)


The American Red Cross - Heat Wave Safety

In recent years, excessive heat has caused more deaths than all other weather events, including floods. A heat wave is a prolonged period of excessive heat, generally 10 degrees or more above average, often combined with excessive humidity. (Click to read more)


Hydration for Life
Kendrick Fincher Hydration for Life http://kendrickfincher.org/  (Kendrick was an 8th grader in Rogers who died from heat stroke – football practice – his parents set up this education site and foundation to try to educate others and prevent this from happening to other children)


Rethink Your Drink education materials/action steps
http://www.actionforhealthykids.org/tools-for-schools/find-challenges/cafeteria-challenges/1274-rethink-your-drink