Perioperative hypothermia in pediatric patients: evidence-based prevention and management strategies


  • Sevim Çimke
  • Gökçen Aydın Akbuğa
  • Selda Yüzer Alsaç
  • Mehmet Yalvaç

Received Date: 19.04.2017 Accepted Date: 18.07.2017 Med J Bakirkoy 2018;14(3):314-321

Perioperative hypothermia in pediatric patients is a condition that should be prevented due to complications likely to develop. Currently although there are various methods to prevent perioperative hypothermia, use of evidence-based guidelines for prevention and management of hypothermia will improve success of surgical procedure, and healing process by reducing the incidence of hypothermia-induced complications. Because maintenance of normothermia in children requires a multidisciplinary approach, we believe that this review will help to establish a joint healthcare approach.

Keywords: Unintended hypothermia, pediatrics, evidence, thermoregulation, temperature management