Accidental hypothermia

N. A. Hanania, Janice L. Zimmerman

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Abstract

Individuals at extremes of age and those who have certain underlying medical conditions are at greatest risk for hypothermia. Hypothermia may occur during any season of the year and in any climate. Prompt recognition of hypothermia and early institution of the rewarming techniques are imperative for a successful outcome with minimal complications. Several rewarming techniques are available and the decision to use any of them depends on the degree of hypothermia, the condition of the patient, and the rewarming rate possible with the technique chosen.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)235-249
Number of pages15
JournalCritical Care Clinics
Volume15
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine

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