Microlearning Module: Perioperative Hypothermia (1 CME)

Did you know that – allowing patients to become hypothermic intraoperatively can have devastating consequences for our patients?

Several recent studies have shown that up to 50 % of our patients have temperatures of <36 degrees C in the immediate postoperative period despite several international and national guidelines designed to educate and guide the perioperative team in how to avoid this phenomenon.

Widening of thermoregulatory thresholds and triphasic drop of temperature together with a cold environment is responsible for the development of perioperative hypothermia during anaesthesia. However, it is not impossible to prevent hypothermia.

This Microlearning Module will teach you the most important adverse outcomes associated with perioperative hypothermia.  Our experts are going to guide you to develop strategies to minimize intraoperative hypothermia.

Complete all 3 minimodules of 15 min and earn your 1 CME accreditation!

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After taking this Microlearning module you will be able to:

  • Recognize the importance of perioperative hypothermia prevention
  • Know the most important adverse outcomes associated with perioperative hypothermia
  • Understand the risk factors for the development of perioperative hypothermia
  • Know the importance of active prewarming before induction of anaesthesia
  • Perceive the importance of intraoperative warming therapy
  • Recognise the indications for fluid warming
  • Discern the possibilities and pitfalls of different core temperature measurement sites
  • Develop strategies to minimize intraoperative hypothermia


What is Microlearning?

Microlearning is a skill-based approach to learning delivering information and education in bite-size pieces! The perfect way to learn while commuting, during your coffee or lunch break or on the go!


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This Microlearning Module is sponsored through an unrestricted grant by



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