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Active rewarming in a prehospital setting

The prehospital management of hypothermia depends on the condition of the patient and on their location. To reduce further heat loss the patient is placed in a warm and dry environment, and an insulation in combination with a vapor barrier is applied.

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SBU Enquiry Service

Consists of structured literature searches to highlight studies that can address questions received by the SBU Enquiry Service from Swedish healthcare or social service providers. We assess the risk of bias in systematic reviews and when needed also quality and transferability of results in health economic studies. Relevant references are compiled by an SBU staff member, in consultation with an external expert when needed.


What effects, positive or negative, do an exothermic warming blanket have on a hypothermic patient in a prehospital setting?

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Project group

Helena Domeij and Sally Saad at SBU.

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