EBP Course 1: Environmental Emergencies (SSRM01)

Athletic Trainers



This Clinical EBP course includes four modules which cover the following environmental emergencies:

-Lightning Safety
-Fluid Replacement
-Exertional Heat Illness
-Environmental Cold Injuries

At the conclusion of this course, participants should be able to:

1. Recognize the components of lightning safety including injury prevention, treatment of lightning injuries, and return-to-play guidelines following lightning injuries.

2. Create a lightning policy for the athletic setting.

3. Identify the need for proper hydration in athletics and recognize the impact dehydration has on the athletic population.

4. Describe ways to prevent and manage dehydration in the athletic setting.

5. Create individualized hydration plans for athletes.

6. Differentiate between the different types of exertional heat illnesses and identify ways to
prevent these illnesses in the athletic population.

7. Describe methods for recognizing and treating heat illnesses and return-to-play guidelines
following heat illness.

8. Recognize the components of environmental cold injuries including prevention, treatment of
cold injuries, and return-to-play guidelines following cold injuries.

Sport Safety International is recognized by the Board of Certification, Inc. to offer continuing education for Certified Athletic Trainers. This program has been approved for a maximum 1.5 hours of EBP Category continuing education. Certified Athletic Trainers are responsible for claiming only those hours actually spent participating in the continuing education activity.

BOC Approved EBP Provider #: P8228-2

  • Getting Started
  • Course Introduction
  • Module 1: Lightning Safety
  • Module 1: Lightning Safety
  • Learning Checkpoint 1: Lightning Injuries
  • Module 2: Fluid Replacement
  • Module 2: Fluid Replacement
  • Learning Checkpoint 2: Fluid Replacement
  • Module 3: Exertional Heat Illness
  • Module 3: Exertional Heat Illness
  • Learning Checkpoint 3: Exertional Heat Illness
  • Module 4: Environmental Cold Injuries
  • Module 4: Environmental Cold Injuries
  • Learning Checkpoint 4: Environmental Cold Injuries
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed
  • Leads to a certification with a duration: 1 year