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Cooling Units, Patient

Definition : Cooling units designed to regulate a patient's temperature by removing heat. These units usually include a central device with a refrigerating system, control, and alarms and some means (e.g., blankets) to deliver the thermal changes to the patient. Patient-cooling units are used to treat patients who are hyperthermic or feverish; they are also used to induce hypothermia, thus lowering metabolism (e.g., during cardiac surgery or neurosurgery).

Entry Terms : "Esophageal Coolers" , "Hypothermia Units"

UMDC code : 12078

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