Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Q: What is the recommended rate of rewarming following therapeutic hypothermia?

Answer:   About 0.17 °C/hr (0.31 °F/hr)

Most deaths caused by therapeutic hypothermia occurred during the rewarming phase of the procedure. Quick re-warming causes harmful spikes in intracranial pressure.

At least 24 hours should be given to re-warm patient from 32–34 °C.

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