Perioperative hypothermia in pediatric patients: evidence-based prevention and management strategies


ÇİMKE S. , AYDIN AKBUĞA G. , YÜZER ALSAÇ S. , Yalvac M.

MEDICAL JOURNAL OF BAKIRKOY, vol.14, no.3, pp.314-321, 2018 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 14 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.5350/btdmjb.20170419080231
  • Title of Journal : MEDICAL JOURNAL OF BAKIRKOY
  • Page Numbers: pp.314-321

Abstract

Perioperative hypothermia in pediatric patients is a condition that should be prevented due to complications likely to develop. Currently although there are various methods to prevent perioperative hypothermia, use of evidence-based guidelines for prevention and management of hypothermia will improve success of surgical procedure, and healing process by reducing the incidence of hypothermia-induced complications. Because maintenance of normothermia in children requires a multidisciplinary approach, we believe that this review will help to establish a joint healthcare approach.