Requirements for Successful Completion: Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online NCPD evaluation.
Authors Conflict of Interest Disclosure: The author(s), editor, editorial committee, content reviewers, and education director reported no actual or potential conflict of interest in relation to this nursing continuing professional development article.
Commercial Support and Sponsorship: No commercial support or sponsorship declared.
Accreditation Statement: This education activity is jointly provided by Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. (AJJ) and the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses (AMSN).
Anthony J Jannetti, Inc. is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the California Board of Registered Nurses, Provider Number CEP 5387.
This article was reviewed and formatted for contact hour credit by Michele Boyd, MSN, RN, NPD-BC, AMSN Education Director.
Learning Outcome: After completing this education activity, the learner will be able to recognize risks of surgical hypothermia to prevent and minimize its potentially serious effects.
Hypothermia in the Postoperative Patient: Implications and Opportunities for Medical-Surgical Nurses
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2/12/21 2:03 pm
subject matter was on point. Presenter was knowledgeable about the topic. Presentation was concise and informative. I appreciated the topic.
2/22/21 2:11 pm
Great article as it applies to my everyday practice.
2/24/21 10:37 am
Great article and very informative
4/8/21 2:41 pm
Currently, retired but still active in the community.
5/21/21 4:18 pm
The article identifies risks associated with hypothermia with post operative surgical patients and the use of different temperature devices or methods. I agree that inconsistent use of temperature devices poses risks for ruling out signs of infection. Thank you. This information has been valuable.
7/17/21 5:31 pm
The experience of perioperative
hypothermia significantly increases
a patient’s risk for complications,
including surgical-site infection,
prolonged recovery, and increased
risk of postoperative morbid cardiac
events (Sessler, 2016; Torossian et
al., 2015). Medical-surgical nurses
have a unique opportunity to collaborate with the perioperative team
to understand and address the persistent problem of perioperative