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External patient temperature control in emergency centres, trauma centres, intensive care units and operating theatres: a multi-society literature review.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
South African medical journal = Suid-Afrikaanse tydskrif vir geneeskunde
Publication Date
Volume
103
Issue
9
Pages
609–611
Identifiers
DOI: 10.7196/samj.7327
PMID: 24300674
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Here we review the available literature supporting the routine and timely use of external patient warming devices of all possible types during emergency department and peri-operative situations, including the role of best ambient temperature, and provides a best-practice statement on the need for such devices. It aims to present a guideline document endorsed by the major South African professional societies in the field of emergency and peri-operative care.

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