What are the possible complications of gastric lavage cooling for hyperthermia?

Updated: Oct 14, 2020
  • Author: Erik D Schraga, MD; Chief Editor: Sage W Wiener, MD  more...
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Aspiration is a risk if the patient’s airway is not protected.

The potential for hyponatremia or water intoxication can be avoided by using normal saline.

This technique is labor-intensive.


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