Optimal rm temp for burn pts

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    I'm in a RN-BSN program right now. Have a burns assignment for pathophysiology.

    Can't seem to find the answer for this Q:

    What is the optimal environmental temperature to keep a burn patient's room at? And where may I find this information?

    I have looked in my pathophy book, my critical care book, and even the ABLS website (but I think I will dig deeper there) and I cannot find the answer.

    Any burns nurse know this answer and where I can find it???

    Thanks!

    NeuroICU nurse
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    Quote from lilwbprincess
    i'm in a rn-bsn program right now. have a burns assignment for pathophysiology.

    can't seem to find the answer for this q:

    what is the optimal environmental temperature to keep a burn patient's room at? and where may i find this information?

    i have looked in my pathophy book, my critical care book, and even the abls website (but i think i will dig deeper there) and i cannot find the answer.

    any burns nurse know this answer and where i can find it???

    thanks!

    neuroicu nurse
    well if you remember patients with burns > tbsa 20% will have some type of hypermetabolic process ongoing so we try to keep their rooms (if we have a room to put the patient in, usually we don't but then again i am in iraq right now) or their area at whatever it takes to keep their temp > 85 to 100 degree f (isr burn intensive care unit at bamc, fort sam houston, san antonio, texas)
    athena
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    Kinda' tough to give one optimum temp because it really depends on the pt. What is their temp? How "open" are they? Are they spiking a fever? We start at around 85 and go up to around 100 depending on the pt. Some might need the room temp at 100, bed warmer maxed, surrounded by a 4 heating lamps with a space blanket "tent' to keep the heat in. Even with all of that it can be tough to keep a pt close to normothermic. (Oooo, those are long days...)


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