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

Summary

Hypothermia can affect any person regardless of age, location, or time of year. Individuals at highest risk include those without adequate protection from cold exposure as well as those without the intrinsic reserves to adequately maintain thermoregulation. Clinical presentation will vary depending on the severity of hypothermia. Knowledge of expected clinical findings is critical in helping to identify concurrent injuries and illnesses in hypothermic patients.

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