Hypothermia is a potentially preventable consequence of injury in the trauma patient. The physiologic aftermath of hypothermia is such that it is regarded as one of the three crompononts in the trauma triad of death. A multidisciplinary group at a Level I trauma center was formed to originate an innovative team approach to managing temperature in trauma patients. This article describes this unique project to combat a preventable cause of significant morbidity and mortality.
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Controvesier in Trauma Resuscitation| February 01 1999
Temperature Management in Trauma Patients Across the Continuum of Care: The TEMP Group
Daleen Aragon, RN, PhD, CCRN
From the Surgery Trauma ICU, Orlando Regional Healthcare System, Orlando, Florida.
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AACN Adv Crit Care (1999) 10 (1): 113–123.
Daleen Aragon; Temperature Management in Trauma Patients Across the Continuum of Care: The TEMP Group. AACN Adv Crit Care 1 February 1999; 10 (1): 113–123. doi:
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