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<< Evidence-Based Management Of Accidental Hypothermia In The Emergency Department

Treatment

A patient who is brought to the ED after being found down, cold, and without signs of life has the potential to be fully resuscitated with good neurologic recovery despite extremely low core temperatures, prolonged CPR, or unknown down time. In hypothermic patients, many of the basic principles of resuscitation remain the same.

Airway Management

Hypothermic patients who are not spontaneously breathing or are failing to protect their airway should be intubated to assist with ventilation and protect against aspiration.

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