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How is the animal going to lose heat
instrinsic heat
instrinsic heat
how is the animal going to lose heat
heat from the environment
heat from the environment
how is heat measured in an animal
rectal temp.
sum of net in and net out of heat should be equal.
ways of losing heat
conduction
heat loss from a warmer surface to a colder surface
ways of losing heat
radiation
heat loss directly from the skin.
ways of losing heat
convection
air moves by the H2O evaporates off patients surface of skin through evaporation
It is important to
KEEP YOUR PATIENT DRY
ways of losing heat
respiration
respiration is from the core.
Loss through breathing,
water vaporization from breathing.
Ways of losing heat
laying on a bare surface without insalation;
ex: newpaper, towels, blankets
What happens to body heat when under anethesia, sick, or injured
enzyme systmes don't work as well as they should.
Loading and unloading of hemoglobin does not work as well.
metabolic rate fall.
ways of warming a patient
passive external
active external
active internal
passive external
being in a warm environment.
O2 is cold and dry.
OR's can be cold because of the MD's needs
passive external
shivering can bring the animal temp up but only to a certain point.
The gradient may be too great that shivering is not enough to bring body temp up.
passive external
dogs and cats have different levels of natrual insalation
fat vs thin animals
active external
adding heat to patients
hot water blankets
supervised heating pads or
lamps.
bear hugger
expired fluid bags warmed up
warming boards
blanke warmers
no electric blankets
bubble wrap insaltion
help hands: latex gloves w/hot water inside.