Temperature management of non-elective intensive care patients without neurological abnormalities: a point prevalence study of practice in Australia and New Zealand.

@article{Hammond2013TemperatureMO,
  title={Temperature management of non-elective intensive care patients without neurological abnormalities: a point prevalence study of practice in Australia and New Zealand.},
  author={Naomi E Hammond and Manoj K. Saxena and Colman B Taylor and Paul J Young and Ian Mark Seppelt and Parisa Glass and John A. Myburgh},
  journal={Critical care and resuscitation : journal of the Australasian Academy of Critical Care Medicine},
  year={2013},
  volume={15 3},
  pages={228-33}
}
OBJECTIVE To determine the frequency of pharmacological and physical cooling in non-elective general intensive care unit patients without neurological abnormalities in Australia and New Zealand, and to establish the indications for antipyretics, the prevalence of fever, and the methods of temperature measurement. DESIGN, SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS A point prevalence study conducted on two days in 2010, in 38 ICUs in Australia and New Zealand, examining non-elective (emergency) patients admitted… CONTINUE READING