What are the possible complications of whole-body ice packing cooling for hyperthermia?

Updated: Oct 14, 2020
  • Author: Erik D Schraga, MD; Chief Editor: Sage W Wiener, MD  more...
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Complications include patient discomfort or shivering.

Overshoot hypothermia (cooling core body temperature to less than 39°C) must be avoided.

Cardiac monitoring is difficult with this technique.


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