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Hypothermia: Part I

Hypothermia: Part I

Course author: Jassin M. Jouria, MD
Contact Hours: 5.0
Price: $14.95
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Price includes all materials and certificate of completion.

Target audience:
   Advanced Practice Registered Nurses, Registered Nurses,
   Licensed Practical Nurses, and Medical Assistants

Format: Homestudy
This course expires on: 3/17/2017
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Course Description
When the human body becomes too cold to spontaneously re-warm itself through normal metabolic procedures, hypothermia occurs. Hypothermia can range from mild to severe and its symptoms include mental confusion, slow heart rate, and even death. Since an extreme low core body temperature can suppress heart and brain function, hypothermia treatment protocols vary from the treatment of other heart- and brain-related incidents. This course, Part 1 of 2, provides a detailed explanation of hypothermia and explains field treatment protocol. This course will provide advanced learning for nurses interested in hypothermia and critical interventions to support survival.

Course Outline
  • Introduction
  • Pathophysiology
  • Classification of Hypothermia
  • Causes and Risk Factors
  • Complications and Related Dysfunctions
  • Assessment
  • Treatment
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The author, planning committee, and reviewers have no financial or other conflicts of interest related to this course. There is no sponsorship or commercial support used for this course.

There is no "off label" usage of drugs or products discussed in this course.

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