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An exertional heat illness triage tool for a jungle training environment
  1. Mike Smith,
  2. R Withnall and
  3. M Boulter
  1. Academic Department of Military General Practice (ADMGP), ICT Centre, Birmingham, UK
  1. Correspondence to Mike Smith, Academic department of military general practice (ADMGP) ICT Centre, Vincent Drive Birmingham B15 2SQ UK, Tel: 0121 415 8853 ;{at}


This article introduces a practical triage tool designed to assist commanders, jungle training instructors (JTIs) and medical personnel to identify Defence Personnel (DP) with suspected exertional heat illness (EHI). The challenges of managing suspected EHI in a jungle training environment and the potential advantages to stratifying the urgency of evacuation are discussed. This tool has been designed to be an adjunct to the existing MOD mandated heat illness recognition and first aid training.

  • exertional
  • heat
  • injury

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  • Contributors All three authors contributed to the writing of this manuscript.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.