Hypothermia: Part I
Author: Jassin M. Jouria, MD
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Jassin M. Jouria, MD
Jassin M. Jouria is a medical doctor, professor of academic medicine, and medical author. He graduated from Ross University School of Medicine and has completed his clinical clerkship training in various teaching hospitals throughout New York, including King’s County Hospital Center and Brookdale Medical Center, among others. Dr. Jouria has served as a test prep tutor and instructor for Kaplan. He has developed several medical courses and curricula for a variety of educational institutions. Dr. Jouria has also served on multiple levels in the academic field including faculty member and Department Chair. Dr. Jouria continues to serves as a Subject Matter Expert for several continuing education organizations covering multiple basic medical sciences.
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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.
- Classification of Hypothermia
- Causes and Risk Factors
- Complications and Related Dysfunctions