How is whole-body ice packing cooling performed in the treatment of hyperthermia?

Updated: Oct 14, 2020
  • Author: Erik D Schraga, MD; Chief Editor: Sage W Wiener, MD  more...
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This technique has the advantage of not requiring constant supervision. It can reduce core temperature approximately 0.03°C per minute. [5]

Remove all of the patient’s clothing.

Position the patient on plastic sheets or in a child’s plastic pool.

Cover the patient’s chest and extremities with crushed ice.

Remove the patient once core temperature reaches 39°C.


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