Extreme Heat Protocol

This weekend a record number of Americans will be under an extreme heat warning. Read full coverage

It is critical that nurses work to protect ourselves and our patients. The physiological effects of working in excessive heat environments are well documented. As we did in the winter when we put together our storm protocol, we also share with you our “Extreme Heat Condition Action Protocol."

Here is a map of cooling centers across New York City. The City is also seeking volunteers to assist at their cooling centers. 

We must ensure that our facilities are proactive in ensuring there are appropriate back-up plans if air conditioning systems fail. Please click here to read NYSNA’s Action Protocol.

 

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