Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Day Six

You just came to the Hospital unit on a cold day in Miami and were wearing a sweater while driving...
Patient's body temperature obtained with a thermometer 94 degrees F...
Patient is covered with a tiny sheet and shivering...
When you touch the patient's body with a glove it seems to be cold.
What is your conclusion to the situation:

A. It is a normal condition of the ICU patient.
B. Thermometer is low battery.
C. Patient is hypothermic and requires according interventions.
D. You did not place thermometer correctly.

This was a real situation that occurred in the ICU.
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