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2021 Guía del proveedor de servicios de salud para enfermedades relacionadas con el calor

Los trabajadores agrícolas corren un riesgo importante de sufrir estrés por calor. El estrés por calor se produce cuando el cuerpo no puede deshacerse del exceso de calor y su temperatura central aumenta. El estrés por calor puede dar lugar a enfermedades más graves relacionadas con el calor, como el agotamiento por calor, los calambres por calor, el golpe de calor e incluso la muerte, si no se trata. El trabajo agrícola, que requiere la realización de un trabajo físicamente exigente durante largas horas en un clima caluroso y a veces húmedo, pone a los trabajadores en alto riesgo.

Esta guía proporciona información a los proveedores de servicios de salud sobre la prevención y el tratamiento de las enfermedades relacionadas con el calor. Dado que los trabajadores pueden no estar familiarizados con todos los síntomas del estrés por calor, es importante que los proveedores de servicios de salud hablen con los trabajadores agrícolas y otras personas en riesgo sobre los síntomas de las enfermedades relacionadas con el calor y su prevención.

 


This joint FJ and MCN publication was supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of awards totaling $1,949,598 with 0% financed with non-governmental sources. The contents are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement by, HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government. For more information, please visit HHS.gov.

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2021 Heat Related illness Clinicians Guide

Agricultural workers are at significant risk for heat stress. Heat stress results when the body cannot get rid of excess heat and its core temperature rises.  Heat stress may lead to more severe heat illness including heat exhaustion, heat cramps, heat stroke, and even death if left untreated.  Agricultural work, which requires performing physically demanding work for long hours in hot and sometimes humid weather, places workers at high risk.

This guide provides information to clinicians on the prevention and treatment of heat-related illness. Since workers may not be familiar with all of the symptoms of heat stress, it is important that clinicians discuss heat illness symptoms and prevention with agricultural workers and others who are at risk.

 


This joint FJ and MCN publication was supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of awards totaling $1,949,598 with 0% financed with non-governmental sources. The contents are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement by, HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government. For more information, please visit HHS.gov.

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DATE RECORDED: June 8, 2016

PRESENTED BY: Juliana Simmons, MSPH, CHES

 

 

Continuing Education Credit

To receive CME* or CNE credit after viewing this webinar, you must:

  • Complete the Participant Evaluation associated with this webinar
  • Send an email with your first and last name stating which webinar you completed to contedu@migrantclinician.org
Description

It was 95 degrees when Maria Jimenez, 17 years old, collapsed from heat exhaustion at a farm in California. She died two days later. Each year, nearly 30 workers die from heat-related illness in the United States. Outdoor work in labor-intensive industries poses serious risks for workers, but heat-related illness can be easily prevented.

This workshop will help community health workers recognize and prevent heat-related illness among at-risk workers. Case studies will show how to recognize the symptoms and health effects of heat-related illness. Participants in this workshop will receive resources for preventing heat-related illness.

Learning Objectives
  1. Recognize symptoms of heat-related illness and how to respond
  2. Identify steps workers can take to prevent heat-related illness
  3. Review employer and worker rights and responsibilities related to heat stress
  4. Become familiar with heat stress prevention resources
Further Reading

This material will be produced under grant number SH-27640-15-60-F-48-SH5 from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor. It will not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the U.S. Department of Labor, nor does mention of trade names, commercial products, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.

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DATE RECORDED: May 25, 2016

PRESENTED BY: Antonio Tovar, PhD

 

 

Continuing Education Credit

To receive CME* or CNE credit after viewing this webinar, you must:

  • Complete the Participant Evaluation associated with this webinar
  • Send an email with your first and last name stating which webinar you completed to contedu@migrantclinician.org
Description

It was 95 degrees when Maria Jimenez, 17 years old, collapsed from heat exhaustion at a farm in California. She died two days later. Each year, nearly 30 workers die from heat-related illness in the United States. Outdoor work in labor-intensive industries poses serious risks for workers, but heat-related illness can be easily prevented.

This workshop will help community health workers recognize and prevent heat-related illness among at-risk workers. Case studies will show how to recognize the symptoms and health effects of heat-related illness. Participants in this workshop will receive resources for preventing heat-related illness.

Learning Objectives
  1. Recognize symptoms of heat-related illness and how to respond
  2. Identify steps workers can take to prevent heat-related illness
  3. Review employer and worker rights and responsibilities related to heat stress
  4. Become familiar with heat stress prevention resources
Further Reading

This material will be produced under grant number SH-27640-15-60-F-48-SH5 from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor. It will not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the U.S. Department of Labor, nor does mention of trade names, commercial products, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.

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FECHA DE GRABACION: 25 de Mayo de 2016

PRESENTAOD POR: Antonio Tovar, PhD

 

 

Crédito de educación continua

Para recibir credito de Trabajador/a de Salud Comunitaria o Educacion de Continua de Enfermera después de ver alguno de estos seminarios usted debe hacer lo siguiente:

  • Completar la evaluación participante asociado a cada webinar
  • Enviar un correo electrónico con su nombre y apellido indicando que ha completado a contedu@migrantclinician.org
Descripción

El día era de 95 grados afuera cuando María Jiménez, una joven de 17 años, se derrumbó de agotamiento por el calor en una granja en California. María murió dos días después. Cada año, cerca de 30 trabajadores mueren por causa de enfermedades relacionadas con el calor en los Estados Unidos. El trabajo al aire libre en las industrias intensivas en mano de obra plantea riesgos serios para los trabajadores. Sin embargo, las enfermedades causadas por el calor se pueden prevenir fácilmente.

Este taller ayudará a los trabajadores de salud comunitarios reconocer y prevenir las enfermedades por causa del calor entre los trabajadores que trabajan en situaciones de riesgo. Los estudios de casos demostrará cómo reconocer las síntomas y efectos a la salud de la insolación. Los participantes de este taller también recibirán recursos para la prevención de las enfermedades causadas por el calor.

Objetivos de aprendizaje
  1. Reconocer las síntomas de la insolación y cómo responder a estas situaciones
  2. Identificar los pasos que pueden tomar los trabajadores para prevenir las enfermedades a causa del calor
  3. Revisar los derechos y obligaciones de los trabajadores y empleadores
Lectura Adicional

Este material será producido bajo la subvención número SH-27640-15-60-F-48-SH5 de la Administración de Seguridad y Salud Ocupacional del Departamento de Trabajo de los Estados Unidos. Ni los puntos de vista ni las políticas del Departamento de Trabajo de los Estados Unidos serán necesariamente reflejados; ni la mención de nombres comerciales, productos comerciales, u organizaciones implica la aprobación por el Gobierno de EE.UU.

HEAT ILLNESS CAN BE DEADLY. Every year, thousands of workers become sick from exposure to heat, and some even die. These illnesses and deaths are preventable.

OSHA has now posted a new Heat Illness Web Page that includes educational materials in English and Spanish, including low-literacy fact sheets for workers, worksite and community posters, and a public service announcement from Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis.  The Web page also includes a video from Assistant Secretary Dr. David Michaels (in English with a Spanish transcript).  OSHA will be posting additional materials on the Heat Illness Web page, including a lesson plan that employers can use to train their workers to stay safe in the heat and a heat index Smartphone app. 

NIOSH information on heat stress/illness.

A listing with links and ordering information to the EPA's bilingual posters, handbooks, guides, videos, CDs and other materials about pesticide safety and how to recognize and treat heat related illnesses.