Hypothermia can be defined as a drop in the core body temperature Body Temperature The measure of the level of heat of a human or animal. Heatstroke below 35°C (95°F) and is classified into mild, moderate, severe, and profound forms based on the degree of temperature decrease. Certain populations may be more vulnerable to accidental hypothermia, including extremes of age, homeless, mentally ill, and alcohol and drug abusers. Evaluation should include assessment for associated trauma and contributing medical conditions. Management involves rewarming the patient by different methods based on the severity of the hypothermia.
Last updated: Mar 29, 2023
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