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National Collaborating Centre for Nursing and Supportive Care (UK). The Management of Inadvertent Perioperative Hypothermia in Adults [Internet]. London: Royal College of Nursing (UK); 2008 Apr. (NICE Clinical Guidelines, No. 65.)

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The Management of Inadvertent Perioperative Hypothermia in Adults [Internet].

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ABBREVIATIONS

ASA

American Society of Anaesthesiologists Physical Status Classification System

BMI

Body mass index

BNF

British National Formulary

CI

Confidence interval

CT

Core temperature

CWM

Circulating water mattress

EHP

Electric heating pads

FAW

Forced air warming

GA

General anaesthesia

GDG

Guideline Development Group

HDU

High Dependency Unit

HES

Hospital Episode Statistics

HH

Heated-humidifer

HME

Heat and moisture exchanger

HPA

Health Protection Agency

HRG

Healthcare Resource Group

HRQoL

Health related quality of life

HTA

Health Technology Assessment

ICU

Intensive care unit

i.m

Intramuscular

INB

Incremental net benefit

IPH

Inadvertent perioperative hypothermia

IQR

Interquartile range

IV

Intravenous fluids

MCE

Morbid cardiac events

MD

Mean difference

MI

Myocardial infarction

NB

Net benefit

NNT

Numbers needed to treat

OR

Odds ratio

PACU

Post anaesthesia care unit

pca

Patient controlled analgesia

p.o.

Per ora

prn

As required

PSA

Probabilistic sensitivity analysis

QALY

Quality adjusted life-year

RA

Regional anaesthesia

RCT

Randomised controlled trial

RR

Relative risk

s.c.

Sub cutaneous

SEM

Standard error of the mean

SWI

Surgical wound infection

TI

Thermal insulation

WCB

Warmed cotton blankets

WF

Warmed IV fluids

WMD

Weighted mean difference

UC

Usual care

Copyright © 2008, National Collaborating Centre for Nursing and Supportive Care.
Bookshelf ID: NBK53794

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