J Trauma Nurs 2021 May-Jun 01;28(3):194-202
Abel Salazar Institute of Biomedical Sciences (Mr Mota) and CINTESIS-Center for Health Technology and Services Research (Dr M. R. Santos), University of Porto, Porto, Portugal; Superior Health School of Viseu, Viseu, Portugal (Mr Mota and Dr Cunha); UICISA: E/ESEnfC-Cluster at the Health School of Polytechnic Institute of Viseu, Viseu, Portugal (Mr Mota and Dr Cunha); Hospital Nossa Senhora da Assunção, Local Health Unit of Guarda, Seia, Portugal (Mr Mota); Nursing School of Porto, Porto, Portugal (Dr M. R. Santos); Department of Rheumatology, Centro Hospitalar e Universitário de Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal (Dr E. J. F. Santos); Health Sciences Research Unit: Nursing, Nursing School of Coimbra, Coimbra. Portugal (Dr E. J. F. Santos); Polytechnic Institute of Viseu, Viseu, Portugal (Drs Henriques and Matos); Centre for Mathematics of the University of Coimbra (CMUC), Coimbra, Portugal (Dr Henriques); and Research Centre in Digital Services (CISeD), Viseu, Portugal (Dr Matos).
Background: Hypothermia in trauma patients causes increased morbidity and mortality. Swift recognition and treatment are important to prevent any further heat loss. In addition, patient discomfort from cold decreases satisfaction with care. Read More