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See also Targeted Temperature Management (TTM), Hypothermia, due to exposure/low environmental temperature or Hypothermia, not due to low environmental temperature/exposure

Data Element (edit)
Field Name: Ap_Temp
CCMDB Label: Temperature
CCMDB tab: Apache
Table: L_Log table
Data type: number
Length: single
Program: CC
Created/Raw: Raw
Start Date: 1988-07-11
End Date: 2300-01-01
Sort Index: 57

The patient's Temperature level in °C.

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Legacy implementation right in the table

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Therapeutic Cooling

Cardiac arrests may having the cooling protocol applied. See Cardiac Arrest Cooling Protocol for more information. If a patient is actively cooled for therapeutic reasons, use the most recent temp just prior to start of cooling.

  • If no temp is available before cooling initiated, then use a temp at 4 hours after cooling stopped.

Arrived from OR cold

If a patient is arriving from the OR cold, use the actual worst temperature since this low temp could also be a negative result of "having been open" for a long time.

Apache Physiological Variable
variable name Temperature
unit °C
absolute max allowed 42.7
warning max 42.7
high score 4 >=41
high score 3 >=39 and <41
high score 2
high score 1 >=38.5 and <39
score 0 >=36 and <38.5
low score 1 >=34 and <36
low score 2 >=32 and <34
low score 3 >=30 and <32
low score 4 <30
AP phys warnMin 1
AP phys absMin 1


This value is used to generate the APACHE Score.

Collecting Apache physiological variables

There are some specific rules to follow in choosing which one of several lab results to collect.

See APACHE physiological variable collection for details.

Cross Chcks

Rules described in APACHE_physiological_variable_collection#Exceptionally_high_or_low_values are implemented by Check APACHE physiological variable high low.

Data Integrity Checks

Data Integrity Checks (automatic list)

Check APACHE physiological variable high lowCCMDB.accdbimplemented

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