Preventing Complications of Inadvertent Perioperative Hypothermia in Older Adults Total Joint Arthroplasty

  • Bertha Onyemaobi, DNP, CRNA
  • Melissa Machan, DNP, CRNA
Keywords: Elderly, Hypothermia, Forced Air Warmer, Fluid Warmer, Total Joint Arthroplasty

Abstract

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.

Published
2019-03-06
How to Cite
Onyemaobi, DNP, CRNA, B., & Machan, DNP, CRNA, M. (2019). Preventing Complications of Inadvertent Perioperative Hypothermia in Older Adults Total Joint Arthroplasty. FANA EJournal, 1(Spring). Retrieved from https://fanaejournal.org/index.php/crnaj/article/view/127
Section
Florida Association of Nurse Anesthetists CE Journal