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Season 1, Episode 02: Rhabdo

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According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Rhabdomyolysis, or rhabdo, is “a medical condition associated with heat stress and prolonged physical exertion, resulting in rapid breakdown, rupture, and death of muscle. When muscle tissue dies, electrolytes and large proteins are released into the bloodstream that can cause irregular heart rhythms and seizures, and damage the kidneys.” From 2008-2016, 26 cases of rhabdo were reported in wildland firefighters. University of Montana researchers Dr. Chuck Dumke and Dr. Brent Ruby, along with moderator Charlie Palmer, discuss rhabdo, why is the wildland firefighter at risk, and ways to reduce the risks.

Date Published

7-26-2017

Language

eng

Length of Episode

40 minutes, 38 seconds

Digital File Format

audio/mp3

Document Type

Podcast

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© All Rights Reserved On The Line 2017

Season 1, Episode 02: Rhabdo

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