It's not cool to be cold
Date: Thursday 3rd September 2020
Time: 10.00am AEST
9.30am SA | 10.00am QLD | 9.30am NT | 8.00am WA
Perioperative hypothermia is by far the most common thermal consequence of anaesthesia. Nearly all clinicians know that maintenance of normothermia during surgery can be associated with improved perioperative outcomes. Despite this wealth of knowledge regarding the significance of normothermia in surgical patients, one related topic is too often overlooked – the measurement of core body temperature. While small changes in core temperature do not generally have immediate consequences, the potentially adverse effects of even mild perioperative hypothermia, defined as a core body temperature of less than 36.0°C, are numerous and well-documented.
Key Discussion Points
- Systematic approach to manage IPH (Inadvertent Perioperative Hypothermia) to improve patient outcomes
- Accurately monitoring core body temperature using a non-invasive technique with Zero Heat Flux (ZHF) technology
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