What are the possible complications of strategic 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.

Prolonged skin contact with ice can cause cold injuries.

This technique is not very effective and is insufficient for patients with significant hyperthermia.

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