Accession Number:

ADA052792

Title:

Rewarming from Accidental Hypothermia by Ventilation with Warm Gases.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

ARMY RESEARCH INST OF ENVIRONMENTAL MEDICINE NATICK MASS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1976-04-08

Pagination or Media Count:

4.0

Abstract:

Inhalation rewarming for treatment of hypothermia i.e, rewarming by ventilation with warm gases, utilizes a highly efficient heat exchanger through which nearly the entire cardiac output passes. In addition, the warmed blood passes directly to the heart thus minimizing heat loss to peripheral tissues. Actual cases where inhalation rewarming has been used to rewarm hypothermic humans have demonstrated that 1 rewarming can be accomplished 2 the afterdrop in core temperature following initiation of rewarming can be eliminated or at least minimized and 3 there is immediate and continued improvement in pulse rate and blood pressure.

Subject Categories:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE