REBEL Core Cast 5.0 – Accidental Hypothermia

Take Home Points:

  1. 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
  2. Active internal rewarming is the keystone of treatment for unstable hypothermic patients. Utilize available resources including ECMO to effectively warm your patient
  3. Consider alternate causes for hypothermia, especially in patients who fail to respond to warming

REBEL Core Cast 5.0 – Accidental Hypothermia

Cite this article as: Anand Swaminathan, "REBEL Core Cast 5.0 – Accidental Hypothermia", REBEL EM blog, February 20, 2019. Available at:

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