Hypothermia in the Trauma Patient - When do Trauma Patients Get Cold?
The purpose of this study is to analyze changes in core body- and skin temperature during pre-hospital and early in-hospital treatment of multi-traumatized patients. The researchers want to investigate when trauma patients get cold and to what extent.
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
|Official Title:||Hypothermia in the Trauma Patient - Temperature Changes During Transport and Initial Treatment in Hospital|
- Survival to discharge [ Time Frame: one year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
- Degree of hypothermia [ Time Frame: one year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
|Study Start Date:||October 2009|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||August 2014|
|Primary Completion Date:||August 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Hypothermia is a common finding in severely traumatized patients. Decreases in core temperature during the course of initial evaluation and resuscitation are common, and can contribute to poor outcomes in multi-traumatized patients.
In this study the temperature will be recorded continually with multiple skin probes and an ear-probe from the site of the accident to arrival in the intensive care unit (including time in primary surgery, if any).
|St. Olavs Hospital, department of anesthesia|
|Study Chair:||Eirik Skogvoll, MD, PhD||St. Olavs Hospital|
|Principal Investigator:||Signy Camilla Eidstuen, med. student||Norwegian University of Science and Technology|