Hyperthermia Nursing Diagnosis & Care Plan
Hyperthermia is an abnormally high body temperature – usually greater than 40C – that occurs due to failed thermoregulation in the brain, the hypothalamus. It occurs when the body produces more heat than it can release. There are many external and internal causes of hyperthermia. Hyperthermia is an umbrella term that comprises illnesses such as heat exhaustion, heat fatigue, and heat stroke. These conditions need to be quickly addressed as they can become life-threatening.