Optimal rm temp for burn pts
- 0Feb 6, '10 by lilwbprincessI'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???
- 0Mar 22, '10 by athena55Quote from lilwbprincesswell 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)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???
- 0Mar 30, '10 by lakepapaKinda' 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...)