Workplace Emergencies and Natural Disasters: Extreme Heat and Cold

Workplace Emergencies and Natural Disasters: Extreme Heat and Cold 

Extreme temperatures are a health hazard. Prolonged exposure to extreme heat or cold pushes your body beyond its natural limits. Fortunately, most serious conditions can be prevented if you take steps to avoid them. This course will explain the risks of extreme temperatures, signs of distress, and how to stay safe while these conditions last.


Hours: 0.50


Certificates provided by accrediting body (4 Match)

Florida Board of Nursing - Certified Nursing Assistants


This is not an accredited course for professional license renewal. Florida CNAs may use this inservice toward meeting their annual inservice requirement.This activity is approved for 0.50 contact hours.

Texas Health and Human Services Commission


Texas HHSC has determined that Relias Learning’s submitted training meets or exceeds the minimum standards for HCSSA administrator training in the following categories: Licensed Home Health (LHH) Licensed and Certified Home Health (L&CHH) Personal Assistance Services (PAS) Hospice. Texas HHSC also recognizes Relias Learning provides continuing education for administrators and alternate administrators. This activity is approved for 0.50 contact hours.

Non-Licensed Direct Care (DSP, HHA, CNA, DCW, PCA, IHA, NA)


Association of Nutrition and Foodservice Professionals


This program is approved for 0.50 hours by the Dietary Managers Association. Approval code 163054.

Course Details

Course Code: REL-ALL-0-NDEHC
Hours: 0.5
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 9/30/2021
Learning Objectives:
Adapt daily activities to stay safe under conditions of extreme heat or extreme cold.
Define the terms heat index and wind chill.
Identify signs of health hazards cause by overexposure to extreme temperatures, including heat exhaustion, heat stroke, dehydration, hypothermia, and frostbite.

Section 1: Introduction A. About This Course B. Learning Objectives Section 2: Extreme Heat A. Humidity and the Heat Index B. Case Study C. Heat Illness D. Vulnerable Groups Section 3: Beating the Heat A. Introduction B. Anytown: The Great Heat Wave C. True or False? D. Summary Section 4: Extreme Cold A. Wind Chill B. Winter Weather C. Health Impact Section 5: The Deep Freeze A. Introduction B. True or False? Section 6: Conclusion A. Summary B. Congratulations! C. Course Contributor D. References

Instructor: John Burnap
John Burnap is a multi-disciplinary emergency preparedness and response professional with over 25 years of experience with local, state-wide, and federal level emergencies and disasters. His work in emergency response started at age 18 as an Emergency Medical Technician in California, and includes expertise as a firefighter, American Red Cross disaster response specialist, FEMA evacuation planner, hospital emergency preparedness manager, and electric utility emergency planner. In his current role he serves as Emergency Preparedness Specialist and Logistics Branch Director for one of the largest electric utility companies in New England, while consulting privately on emergency preparedness training and exercises. Disclosure: John Burnap has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: Entry level General Staff; in the following settings: All Healthcare Settings.
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Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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