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Heat Awareness

PDF Version DQA 12-008  (PDF, 39 KB)

Date: June 20, 2012 - DQA Memo 12-008
To: Adult Day Care ADC 03
Adult Family Homes AFH 04
Ambulatory Surgery Centers ASC 01
Certified Mental Health and AODA CMHA 01
Clinical Lab Improvement Amendments CLIA 01
Community Based Residential Facilities CBRF 05
End Stage Renal Dialysis ESRD 01
Facilities Serving People with Developmental Disabilities FDD 03
Home Health Agencies HHA 01
Hospices HSPCE 01
Hospitals HOSP 01
Nursing Homes NH 06
Outpatient Rehabilitation Facilities OPT/SP 01
Personal Care Providers PCP 01
Residential Care Apartment Complexes RCAC 04
Rural Health Clinics RHC 01
From: Alfred C. Johnson, Interim Director
Bureau of Assisted Living
Via:

Otis Woods, Administrator
Division of Quality Assurance

Heat Awareness

The purpose of this memo is to share a press release issued by the Department of Health Services on June 13, 2012 regarding the health risks associated with hot weather and to provide information about Heat Awareness.

As we approach the summer, the matter of excessive heat arises.  Heat is the number one weather-related killer in the United States.  According to NOAA National Weather Service heat causes more fatalities per year than floods, lightning, tornadoes, and hurricanes combined. 

Attached you will find information that brings to your attention the significance of taking precautions and reminding people of the dangers associated with extreme heat.

For more information on heat-related health concerns, contact your Local Public Health Department.

Attachments:
 

        DHS Press Release Wisconsin Heat Awareness Day June 14, 2012 http://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/News/PressReleases/2012/061312.htm

        Wisconsin Heat Awareness                               http://readywisconsin.wi.gov

        Preventing Heat-Related Illness http://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/rl_dsl/Providers/heat.htm

        Heat Wave: A Major Summer Killer in Wisconsin http://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/rl_dsl/Providers//heatNWSwi.htm

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Last Updated: August 06, 2012