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“Hypothermia, defined as a core temperature of 35°C secondary to hemorrhagic shock or trauma, is as difficult for medical providers to treat today as it was in World War I. It is often an overlooked and sometimes fatal complication of trauma. Although the prehospital civilian or casualty care curriculum stresses the importance of preventing heat loss and keeping multisystem trauma patients warm, sometimes this critical step is overlooked during care of trauma patients. One study observed that 43% of trauma patients arriving at a hospital were hypothermic.”

“Given the poor performance of the wool blanket when used alone, ….., one must wonder about its utility given the advanced technologies available today.”

Allen, et al. Preventing Hypothermia: Comparison of Current Devices Used by the US Army in an In Vitro Warmed Fluid Model. JoT Volume 69, Number 1, July Supplement 2010