Dangers of Hypothermia (for Nurses)
Perioperative hypothermia is a common consequence of anaesthesia and surgery and occurs in most patients undergoing anaesthesia. It can have adverse effects such as delayed anaesthetic recoveries and increased risk of postoperative wound infections.
In this webinar we will look at how anaesthesia can disrupt thermoregulation and the impact hypothermia has on the body. We will also look at how we can recognise hypothermia and what techniques we can use to minimise the heat loss perioperatively.
Recording from 22 January 2020
Eleanor Holden BVSc MANZCVS, DipECVAA
After graduating from The University of Queensland, Eleanor went into mixed practice followed by an internship at the University of Melbourne. Eleanor returned to UQ as a clinical anaesthetist for a few years before heading to the University of Glasgow in 2011 to undertake a residency in anaesthesia and analgesia. After completing her residency, she stayed on at Glasgow as a clinician before returning to Australia in 2017.
Eleanor is a Member of the anaesthesia chapter of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists and a Diplomat of the European College of Anaesthesia and Analgesia. Eleanor enjoyed all aspects of anaesthesia and has an interest in chronic pain management.