Paucis Verbis: Management of Accidental Hypothermia

Feb 04, 11
Paucis Verbis: Management of Accidental Hypothermia

Snowpocalypse hypothermiaWith all of the amazing, sunny weather here in California, I feel (briefly) terrible for all those braving the snowpocalyptic conditions across the United States. So, in honor of all those bundled up and shivering, I wanted to review the management of accidental hypothermia.

Tip: Avoid jostling the hypothermic patient too much because of myocardial irritability. Don’t send your patient into an arrhythmia.

PV Card: Management of Accidental Hypothermia

Go to ALiEM (PV) Cards for more resources.

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Michelle Lin, MD

ALiEM Founder and CEO
Professor and Digital Innovation Lab Director
Department of Emergency Medicine
University of California, San Francisco

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