Assessment and treatment of a patient presenting with hypothermia and altered LOC after being found unresponsive outside on a cold spring day, patient wearing minimal clothing.
Goals and Objectives
Educational Goal: To demonstrate the management of hypothermia patients presenting with altered mental status.
By the end of the scenario, the participants will:
- Demonstrate assessing patients per emergency framework (including primary assessment, head-to-toe examination, and history taking).
- Identify and manage treatment for signs and symptoms associated with hypothermia, including the use of rewarming strategies.
- Identify and manage treatment for signs and symptoms of impending airway collapse, hypotension, and arrhythmias associated with hypothermia.
- Discuss modifications to the bradycardia ACLS pathway in the context of hypothermia.
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