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How do you treat acute hypothermia?

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Dr. Cindy Juster
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Please see below.

Treatment includes preventing further heat loss, then careful rewarming, as well as respiratory support.
Hypothermia can cause heart rhythm problems, which can require medication, cpr, or a defibrillator.

In brief: Please see below.

Treatment includes preventing further heat loss, then careful rewarming, as well as respiratory support.
Hypothermia can cause heart rhythm problems, which can require medication, cpr, or a defibrillator.
Dr. Cindy Juster
Dr. Cindy Juster
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Dr. Jonathan Berkowitz
Emergency Medicine

In brief: Depends on severity

The most severe cases, especially in alpine nations with mountaineers, will get bypass even after their heart has been stopped for hours.
They have surprising decent outcomes. The easiest invasive techniques involve washing out easilly accesible body cavities with warm saline, such as the bladder, the stomach, the pleura (space around lung) and the peritoneum. Otherwise warm fluids, baird hugger.

In brief: Depends on severity

The most severe cases, especially in alpine nations with mountaineers, will get bypass even after their heart has been stopped for hours.
They have surprising decent outcomes. The easiest invasive techniques involve washing out easilly accesible body cavities with warm saline, such as the bladder, the stomach, the pleura (space around lung) and the peritoneum. Otherwise warm fluids, baird hugger.
Dr. Jonathan Berkowitz
Dr. Jonathan Berkowitz
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