Preventing Complications of Inadvertent Perioperative Hypothermia in Older Adults Total Joint Arthroplasty
Keywords:Elderly, Hypothermia, Forced Air Warmer, Fluid Warmer, 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.
How to Cite
Articles published in FANA eJournal are subject to Common Creative License 4.0 with one exception as follows. Authors maintain copyrights with the EXCEPTION of commercial rights. Authors agrees to give Educated Hand Publishing, LLC of MI (also known as CRNA Today and CRNA Today eJournal) exclusive rights to commericially sell their article on FANA-CE.org website.