Successful Anesthetic Management of a Patient with Multiple Trauma and Severe Hypothermia: A Case Report

  • Danielle Levin
Keywords: Trauma, Hypothermia, Digital block, Resuscitation, Blood transfusion

Abstract

Severe hypothermia with a temperature under 28°C is rarely compatible with life, and there are only a few cases reported in literature where patients have survived such low temperatures.  We present the successful anesthetic management of a 30year old male who was found with a body temperature of 26.6°C, unresponsive, and intoxicated with deep facial and neck lacerations in the field, when the outside temperature was -15.6°C.  Through proper body rewarming and anesthetic care, we were able to save our patient’s life.

Author Biography

Danielle Levin

Department of Anaesthesia, Rutgers - Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Jersey, USA

Published
2019-05-16
How to Cite
Levin, D. (2019). Successful Anesthetic Management of a Patient with Multiple Trauma and Severe Hypothermia: A Case Report. Journal of Case Reports in Medicine, 8(3). https://doi.org/10.25149/jcrm.v8i3.204
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