In this episode I review the topics of intraoperative hypothermia and temperature regulation. Lots of good board review topics and some sample board review questions. The slides are available here: Temperature Regulation Slides
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Hypothermia: Etiology, Prevention, Treatment, Complications
Effect of Drugs/Anesthesia on Temperature regulation
Heat Loss and mechanisms
Temperature Regulating centers
Heat Production and Conservation
Body Temperature measurement sites and gradients
Non MH hyperthermia syndromes
NOTE: I updated this episode a couple of days after it was first published. One of our residents pointed out that I had incorrectly stated that hypothermia increases MAC when it actually lowers it. I have now corrected the episode to reflect that and to clarify the role of increasing the temperature of the operating room itself.