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.
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“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!
You are correct, thanks! Updated now.
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