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Sports Medicine

sports medicineDataTherm® - Applications Exertional Heat Illness - The Condition  
EHI can overcome anyone...from professional athletes to high school sports competitors.  Often the condition is identified only after the athlete manifests one or more symptoms.  Symptoms may include the following:

• Physical fatigue and/or dizziness
• General discomfort and disorientation
• Headache, nausea and vomiting
• Dehydration
• Profuse sweating
• Persistent muscle cramps
• Irritability or reduced performance
• Decreased blood pressure
• Increased respiratory and heart rates

 
The seriousness of the symptoms normally correlates with the severity of the athlete's hyperthermia.  
Continuous temperature monitoring should begin as soon as symptoms are identified. Seconds can matter!

Because core body temperature can continue to increase after treatment has started ("Simon Frazier News" Vol.6 No. 3, June 3, 1996 by James Carter) and can continue to decrease after treatment has ended ("Heat Illness, On-site Diagnosis and Cooling," The Physician and Sports Medicine , Vol 25, No. 6, June, 1997 by Richard P. Sandor, MD.).  On-the-spot temperature information and immediate access to profile data is vital to the application of appropriate and timely treatment
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DataTherm® - The Continuous Temperature Monitor
Introduced in 2003 to the clinical/hospital market, the DataTherm® is now offered directly to the Sports Medicine community.  The DataTherm® is a continuous temperature monitor registering, displaying and updating temperature every 4 seconds.

Weighing less than 2 ounces, this user-friendly and portable instrument was designed with a range of 63°F to 113°F.  The monitor stores 70 day/time/temperature readings at user-defined intervals in memory for later recall and charting.  Programmable intervals range from every 2 minutes, 5 minutes, 10 minutes, 15 minutes and 30 minutes...to every 1, 2 and 4 hours.

The audible high and low alarm alerts the caregiver when the athlete's temperature has moved beyond the user-programmed limits.  It is dual scale...can convert from Celsius to Fahrenheit at the click of a button.

Formal clinical trials have been completed at Oregon Health and Science University correlating the DataTherm® temperature measurements to core body temperature with excellent results.

Sports Medicine Customers

 
• Albion College - MI
• Baylor School - TN
• Bryant College - RI
• Central Michigan Univ. - MI
• Denver Broncos - CO
• Detroit Lions - MI
• Gustavus Adolphus College - MN
• Houston Texans - TX
• Indianapolis Colts - IN
• Kalamazoo Christian HS - MI
• Kansas City Chiefs - MO
• Michigan State Univ. - MI
• Northwestern Univ. - IL
• State College High School - PA
• Sturgis High School - MI
• Tampa Bay Buccaneers - FL
• United States Military Acad. - NY
• University of Alabama - AL
• University of Florida - FL
• University of Georgia - GA



 
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