Temperature Extremes: From Hypothermia to Heat Stroke
This lecture is intended to discuss the concerns of hypothermia and heatstroke.
Discuss the pathophysiology of hypothermia, including mechanisms for heat loss, systemic effects, and treatment.
Discuss the pathophysiology of heatstroke, including differentiation from pyrexia, the mechanisms for heat gain, systemic effects, treatment, and nursing care.
- Understand the pathophysiology of hypothermia.
- Understand the pathophysiology of heatstroke.
- Understand normal thermoregulation mechanisms.
- Understand potential complications of warming or cooling too quickly.