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Practicability of avoiding hypothermia in resuscitation room phase in severely injured patients


Jensen, K O; Jensen, J M; Sprengel, K (2015). Practicability of avoiding hypothermia in resuscitation room phase in severely injured patients. Journal of Medical Engineering & Technology, 39(4):223-225.

Abstract

Hypothermia in severely injured patients is a high demanding situation resulting from an effect of injury severity, surrounding temperature at trauma site and admittance. This article reviews the possible options to combat hypothermia in the resuscitation room with respect to practicability. This review summarizes available passive and active re-warming techniques and trys to offer a practicable chronology to restore normothermia. Resources should be applied depending on the availability of each institution and manifestation of hypothermia, but there is a strong demand for improvements with respect to practicability, convenience and safety for the patient.

Abstract

Hypothermia in severely injured patients is a high demanding situation resulting from an effect of injury severity, surrounding temperature at trauma site and admittance. This article reviews the possible options to combat hypothermia in the resuscitation room with respect to practicability. This review summarizes available passive and active re-warming techniques and trys to offer a practicable chronology to restore normothermia. Resources should be applied depending on the availability of each institution and manifestation of hypothermia, but there is a strong demand for improvements with respect to practicability, convenience and safety for the patient.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Department of Trauma Surgery
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Language:English
Date:May 2015
Deposited On:27 May 2015 16:04
Last Modified:08 Dec 2017 13:08
Publisher:Informa Healthcare
ISSN:0309-1902
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.3109/03091902.2015.1035767
PubMed ID:25879707

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