Perioperative Hypothermia

CPDTime.
26m
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Details
CPD26m of CPD
First Published
Updated21 February 2022
Expires 21 February 2024
Recorded InSydney, Australia

Course Overview

Patients undergoing anaesthesia are at a higher risk of hypothermia. This Ausmed Course looks at an interdisciplinary approach to preventing perioperative hypothermia and all associated adverse patient outcomes.

Topics
  • What is hypothermia and what may it lead to?
  • Techniques to assist in the prevention and management of hypothermia
  • High-risk patients
Need

Perioperative hypothermia can be associated with serious adverse outcomes for patients. Prevention and management of this condition are vital to ensure the best patient outcomes.

Purpose

The purpose of this Ausmed Course is to provide nurses and other healthcare professionals with essential information on the physiology, prevention and management of perioperative hypothermia.

Learning Outcomes
  • Apply appropriate, best-practice techniques to assist the prevention and management of perioperative hypothermia.
  • Accurately assess, recognise and respond to a patient experiencing perioperative hypothermia.
Target Audience

This Ausmed Course is relevant to nurses and other healthcare professionals working in the perioperative environment.

Disclosure

No conflict of interest exists for anyone in the position to control content for this activity. Wherever possible, generic or non-proprietary names of medications or products have been used.

Details
CPD26m of CPD
First Published
Updated21 February 2022
Expires
21 February 2024
Recorded InSydney, Australia
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