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Trauma Patients at Higher Risk of Dying of Hypothermia

Aug 27, 2012

Researchers say paramedics can help trauma patients by controlling IV temperature and heating ambulances. People who suffer a traumatic injury are at greater risk of dying from hypothermia, according to a new French study. Hypothermia was defined as a body temperature below 95 degrees Fahrenheit. Risk of death from low body temperature is higher among those with more severe injuries, the researchers found. They cautioned that patients receiving emergency medical services should remain clothed when possible and temperatures of IV fluids and ambulances should be controlled. For more information, click here.