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- DescriptionExplaining how to identify, treat and prevent heat illnesses and over exertion, this book aims to ensure sporting events are safe. It provides practitioners with all the information they should need in one practical reference. Rewned exercise researcher Lawrence Armstrong and a team of eight colleagues examine the heat illnesses most common in athletes, recreation enthusiasts and labourers. Full of practical advice for professionals in a variety of medical, academic and commercial settings, it includes treatment options for all exertional heat illnesses and the causes of heat-related illnesses and ways to prevent them. Instructors and students interested in environmental exercise physiology will also find this book to be a valuable tool for courses that require advanced study. Key features include a handy breakdown of how the body reacts to different heat illnesses; reproducible checklists for medical staff working with athletes in the heat and case studies detailing how other practitioners respond in real-life situations.
- Author BiographyLawrence E. Armstrong, PhD, fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine, is a professor in the department of kinesiology, Human Performance Laboratory, at the University of Connecticut. He is author of Human Kinetics' Performing in Extreme Environments (2000). Dr. Armstrong received the Aerospace Medical Society's Environmental Science Award (1986), and the National Strength and Conditioning Association's Presidential Award for contributions to the NSCA Journal of Environmental Physiology (1989 and 1994). Since 1982, he has authored or coauthored 85 research articles for scientific journals and nearly 50 articles for educational and consumer publications. He also has contributed chapters to numerous books and government technical reports.Dr. Armstrong also has personal experience with extreme environments. In addition to completing 14 marathons and climbing Mt. Washington four times, he has collected research data in the medical tent at the Boston Marathon. He has contributed to ACSM and NATA position stands on fluid replacement during exercise as well as position stands on heat and cold illnesses contracted during distance running. Dr. Armstrong graduated cum laude as a scholar-athlete from the University of Toledo in 1971 with a BEd in biology and comprehensive science, and he earned an MEd from Toledo in 1976 and a PhD from Ball State University in 1983 as a student of David Costill's. He is a former president of the New England chapter of the ACSM and conducted numerous research studies as a physiologist at the Research Institute of Environmental Medicine in Natick, Massachusetts, from 1983 to 1990. Armstrong lives in Mansfield Center, Connecticut.
- Author(s)Lawrence E. Armstrong
- PublisherHuman Kinetics Publishers
- Date of Publication01/03/2003
- SubjectClinical Medicine: Professional
- Place of PublicationChampaign
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- First Published2003
- ImprintHuman Kinetics Publishers
- Content Note19 black & white illustrations, 10 black & white halftones
- Weight590 g
- Width152 mm
- Height90 mm
- Spine25 mm
- Interest AgeFrom 18 To 99
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