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AACN Clin Issues. 1995 May;6(2):196-211.

Hypothermia in the trauma patient.


Traumatic injury places the patient at risk for hypothermia in both pre-hospital and hospital settings. Hypothermia significantly affects physiologic processes in the body and increases mortality in the trauma patient. Identifying trauma patients at risk for hypothermia, preventing hypothermia, and managing its complications are essential for positive outcomes. This article explores the physiologic ramifications of hypothermia, patients at risk, and management strategies in the trauma patient.

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