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Targeted temperature management incorporates both normothermia and hypothermia. Using these modalities with critically ill patients can be challenging due to the troublesome side effect of shivering.
Shivering and accompanying vasoconstriction have been documented to increase oxygen consumption and pressure in the brain, increase pain in the postoperative elderly, and create a cellular cascade of damage within the central nervous system — all leading to poorer clinical outcomes.
This presentation reviews the pathophysiology of shivering, provides assessment tools and suggests interventions to counter shivering.
At the end of the session, participants will be able to:
Mary Kay Bader is a certified clinical nurse specialist (CNS) focused on neuroscience and critical care whose nursing career encompasses more than 35 years. Currently a CNS at Mission Hospital in Mission Viejo, Calif., she works collaboratively with neurosurgeons, trauma surgeons, neurologists, intensivists, nurses, therapists and pharmacists to optimize neurology-related patient outcomes. She also lectures nationally and internationally on subjects from traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries, stroke, and aneurysms to intracranial pressure, hypothermia, and neurointerventional therapy.
In addition to her work as a CNS, Ms. Bader has served in key roles such as ICU staff nurse, trauma nurse responder, clinical educator and clinical faculty at teaching and community hospitals across the country, including Georgetown University and Loyola University of Chicago. She is the only nurse member of the editorial board for the journal Therapeutic Hypothermia and Temperature Management, sits on the editorial board of the American Journal of Critical Care and is a reviewer for Critical Care Nurse. She is also President of the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses (AANN).
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Learners must view the entire webinar and complete the associated evaluation to be awarded 0.5 contact hour of CNE credit (Synergy Category A).
Enduring Educational Activities
In accordance with ANCC guidelines, the contact hours for this educational activity are due for renewal on Nov. 1, 2016.
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