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    Hypothermia is defined as abnormally low body temperature in a warm blooded creature (What is Hypothermia). Hypothermia is a medical condition that can both help and hurt people. Hypothermia has a medical value and can save lives while accidental hypothermia can have catastrophic consequences. Hypothermia may seem like a scary thing that can only hurt you, well, that is not true. Hypothermia can help the human body in multiple ways. In fact, some people would have drowned but they were saved when their metabolic system slowed down, which meant they did not need as breath as much as normal preventing them from drowning because of hypothermia. Doctors can even artificially created during surgery to slow down the metabolic process (Even bears use hypothermia to hibernate) (13). Hypothermia is also hard to spot and treat. In fact, some victims may appear dead, although they are still alive(15). You also have to be careful because if you warm a victim too fast they could die(16). At a certain body temperature you get so cold that you stop shivering(14). A symptom that can cause more stress, is a victim’s blood vessels could dilate, causing…

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    The neuroprotective systems of medically induced hypothermia are presently broadly perceived and executed as a standard of care. When time is of extreme importance, medical attendants should have the capacity to settle on educated choices with a since of direness at during key moments to ensure a patient is effectively cooled and rewarmed without significant trauma. In the midst of the moderately occasional, yet developing information, it is trusted that utilizing a nursing checklist to…

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    Nazi Medical Experiments

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    prisoners of war (Berger). These men were then subjected to being submerged in a tank filled with iced water where the body would go into a state of hypothermia. After hypothermia was reached the doctors would then try different methods of rewarming the body to see which, if any, would work the best on their troops. Unfortunately, much of this data was destroyed before the Allied troops were able to take over and invade the German concentration camps. Some people believe that the medical and…

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    The article that I choose was called “Targeted Temperature Management at 33°C versus 36°C after Cardiac Arrest”. The objective of the article was to find at which temperature was it better to induce hypothermia on a patient who had gone into cardiac arrest in an out-of-hospital scenario to prevent neurological damage and the. The researchers hoped that if by inducing hypothermia early on after the cardiac arrest and loss of consciousness there would be little to no brain damage. The researchers…

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    The Finest Hours Analysis

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    The Finest Hours by Michael J. Tougias and Casey Sherman is the story the brave men who risked their lives to rescue survivors from two sinking tankers. The story describes the struggles the rescue team endured during their missions. The authors went into great detail describing the procedures and methods to save the survivors. The way the authors described the dangerous voyage to reach the tankers, makes you feel like you were there. The rescue teams consisted of brave men, who risked their…

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    Essay On Hypothermia

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    Some birds use hypothermia to prepare for migration. A week before birds migrate, the hypothermia process begins. The energy saved during hypothermia reduces the rate of fats used during migration and the reduced the speed of which fats are replenished following migration. Furthermore, Rest-phase hypothermia is used by both birds and mammals. Rest-hypothermia is the drop of temperature that the animal is not active. The difference of birds and mammals is the time of day their body is at rest. At…

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    Therapeutic Hypothermia

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    Synopsis: Awaking from suspended animation while on mission to a distant planet, a cadet reflects on the effects long-term therapeutic hypothermia had on his body. He is uneasy still uneasy with the whole concept, but glad he made the choice as he interacts with his colleagues who declined to go under. As he waits for the rest of his crewmembers to wake up, he wonders how things will be different when he return home to a planet he may no longer recognize. Space travel has always captivated the…

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    Deja Freeman Professor McPherson HED 100 8th December 2016 Hypothermia Hypothermia is described as a life threating condition in which the body’s core temperature falls below 95ºF (Gulli). Hypothermia can cause the body to lose heat faster than it can produce which leads to quivering and shaking of the body. Back in the year 2012, Europe had more than 650 lives were taken away; most of them were frozen to death (Kostigen). Some of the most beneficial tips in curing hypothermia is finding…

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    Unethical research has no meaning for its purpose. Why conduct an experiment with no means to have progress as an outcome. For over nearly 50 years there has been raised eyebrows about whether not someone could use information gained from Nazi experimentation on concentration camp victims. This unethical research experiment is portrayed in The Dachau Hypothermia Experiments. These victims were captured Russian soldiers (the Nazis wondered whether their genetics gave them superior resistance to…

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    Timing and Outcome of Therapeutic Hypothermia after Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest A study published in 2009 aimed to evaluate the effects of the timing of therapeutic hypothermia treatments on the survival rates and subsequent neurological function at hospital discharge and also 6 and 12 months after the cardiac event. This study evaluated both the effects of the time which it took to reach the target temperature and the time during which the patient was induced into a mold hypothermic state.…

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