Hypothermia is a common problem for both pre and in-hospital clinicians. Understanding the underpinning physiology helps us deliver first class care to our patients, decreasing associated morbidity and mortality.
There is some extremely difficult decision making to be done in severe cases of hypothermia and the podcast gives us an opportunity to explore them further.
We’ll cover the subject in depth with particular reference to the following categories of hypothermia; treatment, modifications in cardiac arrest and prognostication.
Simon, Rob & James
ERC 2015; Cariac arrest in specialist circumstances
Up to Date; Hypothermia
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The prehospital management of hypothermia – An up-to-date overview. Haverkamp FJC. Injury. 2018
Accidental hypothermia-an update : The content of this review is endorsed by the International Commission for Mountain Emergency Medicine (ICAR MEDCOM). Paal P. Scand J Trauma Resusc Emerg Med. 2016
Accidental hypothermia. Brown DJ. 2012 N Engl J Med.