Many cooling and warming procedures have been proposed for the treatment of hyperthermic or hypothermic individuals. One of the most recent of these is the use of hand immersion as a simple method to gain or lose heat. In the present paper the principles underlying this approach, and the evidence for and against hand rewarming/cooling, are briefly reviewed. It is concluded that hand immersion is likely to be more effective for cooling than rewarming individuals.
|Journal of the Royal Naval Medical Service
|Published - 1993