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Friday, December 14, 2018

Accidental Hypothermia and Cardiac Arrest

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ALiEM - December 12th, 2018 - By: Evan Kuhl and David Yamane
"Accidental hypothermia is a life threatening condition that can lead to a challenging resuscitation. The very young, old, and intoxicated patient are at high risk to developing hypothermia, even in temperate climates. The pathophysiologic changes from hypothermia make the standard ACLS approach insufficient to care for the hypothermic patient. This article will discuss the physiology of hypothermia and how you should alter your approach in the hypothermic patient, including early consideration of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO)..."