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Findings from the Department
of Outcomes Research and
Outcomes Research Consortium


The Department of Outcomes Research is the administrative center for the international Outcomes Research Consortium, a group of more than 100 clinical investigators. In general outcomes research seeks to link the care people get to the outcomes they experience. Our specific interest is to evaluate inexpensive, low-risk interventions that are easy to implement yet likely to markedly improve outcome. These reviews summarize treatments we’ve developed and how they fit into existing knowledge.

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CME Activities

Temperature Monitoring and Perioperative Thermoregulation
Estimated Time: 2 hours
Release Date: August 22, 2008
Type: Case-Based Lesson
Technical Requirements: None
Expiration Date: August 27, 2014
Specialties: Anesthesiology/Pain Management, Critical-care

Series Objectives

  1. Review the effects of regional and general anesthesia on thermoregulatory control.
  2. Discuss heat balance and how surgical patients become hypothermic.
  3. Review the consequences of hypothermia and how to maintain normothermia
  4. Identify methods of reducing the risk of surgical infection.

Activity Director

Daniel I. Sessler, MD
Professor and Chair
Department of Outcomes Research
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, Ohio

This CME activity was produced by The Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Center for Continuing Education and the Outcomes Research Consortium.