What equipment is needed to perform noninvasive external cooling for hyperthermia?

Updated: Oct 14, 2020
  • Author: Erik D Schraga, MD; Chief Editor: Sage W Wiener, MD  more...
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See the list below:

  • Ice packs

  • Spray bottle

  • Tepid (15°C) water

  • Fan

  • Cooling blanket

  • Ice bath (eg, bathtub, decontamination tub, child’s wading pool)

  • Crystalloid intravenous fluids

  • Rectal thermometer probe

Noninvasive external cooling equipment is shown below.

Sample display of equipment useful for various coo Sample display of equipment useful for various cooling techniques. Clockwise from top: ice pack and water, air-cooling blanket, Foley catheter, and intravenous fluids.

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