Category: Critical Care
Core Temp <32 degrees leads to impaired shivering and confers increased risk for malignant ventricular dysrhythmias. Core Temp <28 degrees substantially increases risk of cardiac arrest.
If in cardiac arrest:
If perfusing rhythm:
Consider addition of more invasive rewarming techniques in those with hemodynamic/cadiac instability or without access to VA ECMO/CPB:
Consider stopping resuscitation efforts if/when:
Douglas J. A. Brown, Hermann Brugger, Jeff Boyd, Peter Paal. (2012). Accidental Hypothermia. New England Journal of Medicine. https://doi.org/10.1056/NEJMra1114208