How is strategic ice packing cooling technique for hyperthermia?

Updated: Oct 14, 2020
  • Author: Erik D Schraga, MD; Chief Editor: Sage W Wiener, MD  more...
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This is a commonly used technique, often used in conjunction with evaporative cooling, that reduces core temperature approximately 0.02-0.03°C per minute. [5]

Remove all of the patient’s clothing.

Place ice packs in the patient’s groin and in the axillae. Ice packs around the neck should be avoided to prevent interference with thermoregulation in the brain.

Remove ice packs once core temperature reaches 39°C.


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