Hypothermic patients aren't dead until they are warm and dead.
When a patient’s core body temperature drops below 96.8 F (36 C), they are hypothermic.
As the body’s temperature drops below 36 C, hypothermia may further be classified as moderate or severe:
Modifying the ACLS Adult Cardiac Arrest algorithm for patients with severe hypothermia.
Following the ACLS algorithm for patients with a body core temperature above 30 C.
Methods for rewarming patients with moderate vs severe hypothermia.
Continuation of CPR and ACLS efforts until the patient’s body core temp is above 36 C.
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