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How do you treat hypothermia?

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
28 years experience in Internal Medicine
Warm body...: There are many ways to slowly warm a patient who has hypothermia. Examples include, warm blankets, warmed IV fluids, warm water peritoneal lavage, hemodialysis with warming of blood before it is returned to the body, etc. Some of these maneuvers are very invasive and so are only used if initial, less invasive maneuvers fail. Taking off cold, wet clothing is important part of warming process.
Answered on Jun 10, 2014

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