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Perioperative Temperature Management Curriculum

The purpose of this curriculum is to enable participants to plan and implement a temperature management plan for the perioperative patient. This includes appropriate pre-operative assessment of risk factors for hypothermia, knowledge about why and how surgical patients become hypothermic in order to take prevention measures, minimize and/or and treat perioperative hypothermia, and decrease the risk of adverse outcomes.

Consists of two interactive modules (both must be completed)

  1. Unintended Hypothermia: The Importance of maintaining normothermia
  2. Getting to the Core: Considerations for perioperative patient temperature monitoring

At the conclusion of the program, participants will be able to:

  • Explain how the body’s thermoregulatory system works
  • Define and explain the principal mechanism of heat loss in the surgical patient
  • Identify adverse patient outcomes associated with unintended hypothermia
  • Explain the benefit of prewarming to help prevent unintended hypothermia
  • Discuss the importance of monitoring core body temperature in perioperative patients
  • Identify methods of monitoring body temperature during the perioperative journey and the benefits and drawbacks associated with each method
  • Outline guidelines and recommended practices for perioperative temperature monitoring

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*Good through July 21, 2024

Please feel free to contact Michael Dunnington, Andrea Farrar or Susan DeCarlo to send us your ideas. We’d love to have you, the members, participate by sending us articles, links and other educational venues that will help us be the best CRNA’s! Please don’t hesitate to let us know how it can be improved. As always, know that MeANA is working for you!


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