Cooling Blankets

  1. Wondering how low most people set the cooling blankets when a patient is ordered on a cooling blanket for a high temp?
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    About KR, ADN, RN

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  3. by   Heartman
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    Wondering how low most people set the cooling blankets when a patient is ordered on a cooling blanket for a high temp?
    Usually @ 99F. But must have contiuous temp monitor. Rectal probe or S/G core temp. I frequently check the temp between the pt and the blanket with my hand to make sure it's not to cold.

    I've never seen a written protocol.

    Make sure you have and MD's order.

    Walt
  4. by   KR
    Thanks for your input!
    Kimberly
  5. by   Heartman
    You're w elcome
  6. by   nurselily3
    Quote from KR
    Wondering how low most people set the cooling blankets when a patient is ordered on a cooling blanket for a high temp?

    We have a protocol in our ICU's about cooling blankets. We paralyzed our patients first (usually they have a swan ganz so we measure the temp from it) and placed them on it. How low was up to the nurse.
  7. by   KR
    Thanks for your input
    Kimberly

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