Treating Hypothermia

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How is hypothermia treated?

Treating Hypothermia

In the hospital, active core rewarming of a hypothermia victim is done by "inhalation rewarming." This procedure donates heat directly to the head, neck, and core of the body through inhalation of warm, water-saturated air at 107 - 122°F. Inhalation rewarming warms the hypothalemus, respiratory center, and the cardiac center at the base of the brainstem. Inhalation rewarming also eliminates respiratory heat loss, which accounts for 10% to 30% of the body's heat loss.

   

Comments

3/12/2007 3:27:37 PM
Mike said:

It's great tip. However, what if a hospital is an hour or 2 away. I'm in my remotr cabin, what do I do


8/29/2009 8:43:50 PM
AZ John said:

What's the best way to treat hypothermia in a hiking partner when you're 10 miles from nowhere?




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