Out-of-Hospital Evaluation and Treatment of Accidental Hypothermia

Publication Date: December 1, 2019
Last Updated: March 14, 2022

Recommendations

FIELD ASSESSMENT

Factors to guide treatment

The key factors guiding hypothermia treatment are level of consciousness, alertness, shivering intensity, physical performance, and cardiovascular stability, which is based on blood pressure and cardiac rhythm. Core temperature can provide additional helpful information, but it is difficult to accurately obtain in the field, and the panel recommends that this should not be the sole basis for treatment. (1 – Strong, C)
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Out-of-Hospital Evaluation and Treatment of Accidental Hypothermia

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