Body temperature <35°C
Poor temperature regulation:
Loss of heat:
Radiation: Most rapid, 50% of heat ...
Initial excitation phase to combat cold:
Early tachycardia followed by bradycardia
Over time with ons...
Patient is not dead until “Warm and Dead”:
CPR recommended during transport:
Prolonged palpation/auscultation for cardiac activity: 30–45 sec
Apparent cardiovascular collapse may be...
Moderate to severe hypothermia (<32°C)
Young, healthy patients with no comorbid illness who have mild accidental hypothermia (>32°C) that responds well to w...
Defibrillation is rarely successful at temperatures <28–30°C:
Defibrillate 1–3 times and then again post rewarming.
Atrial fibrillation usually converts spontaneously.
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778.3 Other hypothermia of newborn
780.65 Hypothermia not associated with low environmental temperature
P80.9 Hypothermia of newborn, unspecified
R68.0 Hypothermia, not as...
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