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Inadvertent hypothermia: a literature review.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18578390     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
While working on my first placement in the operating department recovery room, I was surprised by the frequency of patients coming into recovery with mild hypothermia, having taken their temperature on arrival. In many cases the patient did not arrive with a forced-air warming blanket, or any device other than a cotton blanket. It seemed to me that it would be more efficient, kinder and possibly more cost-effective to takesteps to prevent perioperative hypothermia rather than to treat the consequences.
Robert Nunney
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of perioperative practice     Volume:  18     ISSN:  1750-4589     ISO Abbreviation:  J Perioper Pract     Publication Date:  2008 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-06-26     Completed Date:  2008-08-20     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101271023     Medline TA:  J Perioper Pract     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  148, 150-2, 154     Citation Subset:  N    
Edge Hill University, University Hospial South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust.
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MeSH Terms
Hot Temperature
Hypothermia* / etiology,  nursing,  prevention & control
Perioperative Nursing*

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