Preventing Complications of Inadvertent Perioperative Hypothermia in Older Adults Total Joint Arthroplasty
Elderly patients 65 years and older routinely have surgery for Total Joint Arthroplasty under regional or general anesthesia. Hypothermia is a major complication of surgery and anesthesia among the elderly.1. Inadvertent hypothermia in the perioperative area is a common phenomenon in surgical patients of all ages. This literature review focuses on the mechanism of thermoregulation and inadvertent hypothermia in the elderly patients for the purpose of coming up with policies, procedures, and interventions to prevent inadvertent hypothermia among elderly patients.
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