Thermoregulation in the ICU: To Treat or not to Treat?
The body possesses numerous hemostatic abilities in order to maintain an equilibrium. Thermoregulation is just one of these amazing abilities that the canine and feline possess to maintain a normal core body temperature. Though, in the face of disease, thermoregulation may be adversely affected. Patients may become hyperthermic or hypothermic given specific disease processes or as a result to medications used to treat disease. Knowing why the body is altering a patient’s core temperature is essential for veterinary technicians to understand so that they may provide the best care and support needed for their patients.
Presenter: Patty Pate, CVT, VTS (ECC), CFE