Perioperative hypothermia: turning up the heat on the conversation

Ojas Hrakesh Mehta


Consistent through my time in general and specialty surgery, significant efforts are routinely taken to protect against intraoperative hypothermia. Generally hypothermia has been viewed as an easily preventable factor with a diverse range of adverse outcomes. Albeit considered “common knowledge”, the severity of these adverse effects was debatable and the conditions under which they occurred were poorly defined.