Episode 003: Turn Up the Heat – Keeping Our Patients Warm (and Safe!)

In this episode, we’re discussing a topic that can sometimes be overlooked but is critically important: thermoregulation!

We all know that our patients can get a bit chilly during surgery, but how much do we really understand about what’s happening beneath the surface?

In this episode, we’re diving into the fascinating world of body temperature, exploring:

  • The Body’s Thermostat: How does the body regulate its temperature? We’ll dissect the mechanisms of heat production and loss.
  • The Peri-Anesthetic Chill: Why are our patients so susceptible to hypothermia during anesthesia? We’ll uncover the contributing factors, from anesthetic agents to surgical procedures.
  • Preventing the Shivers: More than just discomfort, hypothermia has serious consequences. We’ll discuss the key strategies for preventing and treating this common complication.

Get ready to heat up your knowledge and become the ultimate temperature champions for your patients!

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