Treatment of Severe Hypothermia With Intravascular Temperature Modulation

Lasater, Marie
December 2008
Critical Care Nurse;Dec2008, Vol. 28 Issue 6, p24
Academic Journal
The article describes a method of rewarming a patient who suffered from hypothermia. It provides an overview of several warming methods such as passive rewarming, forced air warming, active core rewarming, airway rewarming and heated irrigation. It explains why the use of meperidine is contraindicated in all methods of rewarming. It explores the impact of intravascular rewarming.


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