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Sunday, December 20, 2020

Hypothermia

EM@3AM - December 19, 2020 - By McKenna Furgurson
Reviewed by: James Cao; Alex Koyfman; Brit Long

"Pearls:
  • Consider the broad differential for hypothermia if it is not an obvious environmental cold exposure.
  • Continue with prolonged CPR, hypothermia is neuroprotective, and patients can have good outcomes despite long resuscitative measures.
  • ECMO is the best method for rewarming – consider transfer to ECMO facility in prehospital setting and even afterwards if ECMO facility is within 6 hours away."