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Medical Category: Environmental

REBEL Core Cast 48.0 Frostbite

Take Home Points Frostbite is a severe, localized cold-induced injury due to freezing and thawing of tissue. We usually see these injuries affecting the ears, nose, cheeks, chin, fingers, and toes. Patients will complain of cold, numb or stiff sensations …

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REBEL Core Cast 35.0 – Environmental Hyperthermia

Take Home Points Heat stroke is a life-threatening disorder characterized by elevated core temperature, compromise to neurologic function and multi-system organ dysfunction The keystone of treatment is rapid cooling within 30 minutes of presentation preferably with ice water immersion Patients …

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REBEL Core Cast 5.0 – Accidental Hypothermia

Take Home Points: Hypothermia is neuroprotective and patients can survive prolonged periods of cardiac arrest. Termination of resuscitative efforts in cardiac arrest should not considered until the patient is >32°C or has a K > 12 mEq/L Active internal rewarming …

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Accidental Hypothermia

Definition: Accidental hypothermia is an unintentional core body temperature of < 35°C when heat loss to surroundings is greater than heat generation Most frequent cause is environmental exposure Patient with impaired thermoregulation can develop hypothermia in relatively warm environments Elderly, …

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Hyperthermia Syndromes

Definition: A life-threatening emergency in which there is a failure of the body’s thermoregulatory mechanisms to handle extrinsic and intrinsic heat. The failure of thermoregulation leads to multi-system organ dysfunction characterized by alteration of neurologic function. Unlike in fever, hyperthermia …

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