• Peter Driscoll
  • Terry Brown


The objectives of this chapter are for members of the trauma team to understand:
  • how the body regulates its core temperature;

  • how thermoregulation is disrupted in the trauma victim;

  • how to manage a patient suffering from hypothermia.


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© P.A. Driscoll, C.L. Gwinnutt, C. LeDuc Jimmerson, O. Goodall 1993

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  • Peter Driscoll
  • Terry Brown

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