Hypothermia in the Trauma Patient - When do Trauma Patients Get Cold?

2014-08-27 03:18:14 | BioPortfolio


The purpose of this study is to analyze changes in core body- and skin temperature during pre-hospital and early in-hospital treatment of multi-traumatized patients. The researchers want to investigate when trauma patients get cold and to what extent.


Hypothermia is a common finding in severely traumatized patients. Decreases in core temperature during the course of initial evaluation and resuscitation are common, and can contribute to poor outcomes in multi-traumatized patients.

In this study the temperature will be recorded continually with multiple skin probes and an ear-probe from the site of the accident to arrival in the intensive care unit (including time in primary surgery, if any).

Study Design

Observational Model: Cohort, Time Perspective: Prospective




St. Olavs Hospital, department of anesthesia




Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:18:14-0400

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