TITLE

Treatment of Severe Hypothermia With Intravascular Temperature Modulation

AUTHOR(S)
Lasater, Marie
PUB. DATE
December 2008
SOURCE
Critical Care Nurse;Dec2008, Vol. 28 Issue 6, p24
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
35453410

 

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