Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Hypothermia Complication

Hypothermia is one of the complications I encounter in the PACU unit. It delays the transporting of my patient back to her room as I have to stabilize his temperature first. It would take like 2-4 hours to normalize his temperature even though you provided double drop light, fleece blanket and no aircon. I guess, having an electric blanket would be of great help to help speed up his recovery from his hypothermia state.

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