Staying Cool in Your Region's Heat: How to manage, identify, and reduce heat illnesses and sun exposure
This session will include information on heat exposure, ways to reduce the chances of experiencing heat related illness, sun exposure, safety, and identification of aspects that can be screened as skin cancer. It will also help participants identify if they or someone they are working with is experiencing heat stress, heat exhaustion or heat stroke.
1. Participants will gain knowledge in identifying signs and symptoms of heat stress, heat exhaustion and heat stroke along with treatments that can be provided when identified.
2. Participants will have an increased knowledge of how heat index can be used to help plan and reduce heat stress, heat exhaustion and heat stroke
3. Participants will gain knowledge on how to identify questionable areas on skin that need to be future evaluated due to skin exposure along with ways to prevent skin damage.
Jessica Wilburn, RN, MSN, CEN
AgriSafe NC Nurse Coordinator, NC Agromedicine Institute
As AgriSafe-NC Nurse Coordinator and co-owner of a registered Angus seed stock farm, Ms. Wilburn has both professional and personal knowledge of the health and safety issues affecting agricultural populations. Jessica has provided agricultural health and safety training for farmers, healthcare providers, Cooperative Extension agents and others.