Temperature management

Patient warming and cooling can be critical in achieving positive patient outcomes. Caregivers must be knowledgeable about the indications for both patient warming and cooling and the associated national guidelines and standards for use of this intervention.

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Maintaining Normothermia and Fever Management

Learning objectives

  • Define normothermia, hypothermia, and hyperthermia
  • Identify the causes and symptoms of hyperthermia and hypothermia
  • Identify specific patient populations that are at increased risk for hypothermia and hyperthermia
  • Explain the different types of treatment plans that can be utilized to achieve normothermia