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Effect of Pre-warmed Intravenous Fluid Therapy on Prevention of Postoperative Shivering after Caesarean Section

Author(s): Khodayar Oshvandi | Fatemeh Hasan Shiri | Mahmoud Safari | Mohamad Reza Fazel | Mohsen Salavati | Tayebeh Hassan Tehrani

Journal: Hayat Journal of Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery
ISSN 1735-2215

Volume: 17;
Issue: 4;
Start page: 5;
Date: 2011;
Original page

Keywords: intra venous fluids | shivering | cesarean section | nursing care

Background & Aim: Hypothermia is a main side effect during surgery in which blood pressure, heart rate, intra cranial pressure, oxygen consumption, pain and discomfort increase. The rate of cesarean section in Iran is three times more than global standard. This study aimed to investigate effect of pre-warmed intravenous fluid therapy on prevention of shivering after general anesthesia in cesarean section. Methods & Materials: A total of 62 women undergoing general anesthesia for elective cesarean section were randomly allocated into two intervention and control groups. In the intervention group, patients received pre-warmed serum (37°C) and in the control group, patients received serum at room temperature (25.5°C). The postoperative shivering and some homodynamic parameters of the participants were assessed in recovery room. Results: The mean of body temperature in the intervention and control groups were 35.9°C±0.48 and 35.42°C±0.6, respectively (P
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