Episode 2: Temperature Regulation

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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Topics covered:

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

Fever facts

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.

3 Replies to “Episode 2: Temperature Regulation”

  1. “One of our residents pointed out that I had incorrectly stated that hypothermia increases MAC when it actually lowers it.”
    This remains uncorrected on slide 12.
    Thanks for all you do!

  2. great review, its been very helpful for me. Im a 1st year anesthesia resident in Costa Rica .
    thank so much for the slides.
    Hope to do a rotation in John hopkins in a near future

    regards

    Dr moya
    Costa Rica

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