Accession Number : ADA522533


Title :   Maximizing Patient Thermoregulation in US Army Forward Surgical Teams


Descriptive Note : Journal article


Corporate Author : ARMY INST OF SURGICAL RESEARCH FORT SAM HOUSTON TX


Personal Author(s) : Blackbourne, Lorne H. ; Grathwohl, Kurt W. ; Barras, Paul ; Eastridge, Brian


Report Date : 2008


Pagination or Media Count : 8


Abstract : Creating universal minimal thermoregulation standards for all Forward Surgical Teams (FST) may decrease morbidity and mortality of combat damage control patients. These standards will also decrease blood and IV fluid requirements for each individual patient, decreasing the logistical challenges for the FSTs. The importance of maintaining body core temperature in these combat damage control surgery patients cannot be overemphasized.


Descriptors :   *SURGERY , *BODY TEMPERATURE , *TEMPERATURE CONTROL , CASUALTY CENTERS , PATIENTS , BLOOD , REPRINTS


Subject Categories : MEDICINE AND MEDICAL RESEARCH


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE