What are the possible complications of evaporative cooling for hyperthermia?

Updated: Oct 14, 2020
  • Author: Erik D Schraga, MD; Chief Editor: Sage W Wiener, MD  more...
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Complications vary by cooling technique.

Evaporative cooling

Complications from this technique are rare.

Wet skin can interfere with cardiac monitoring.

Cooling by this technique can be slow, and it is insufficient for patients with severe hyperthermia.


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