A backcountry skier has been airlifted to the ED after becoming lost and developing hypothermia and frostbite. How should the nurse best manage the patients frostbite?

Answer Explanation: Frozen extremities are usually placed in a 37C to 40C (98.6F to 104F) circulating bath for 30- to 40minute spans. To avoid further mechanical injury, the body part is not handled. Massage is contraindicated.

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