Neonates are susceptible to hypothermia when body temperature drops below 36.5°C (97.7°F) and their mortality increases significantly with each 1°C reduction in body temperature, (heat loss). Heat loss can rapidly Continue ReadingHeat Loss Prevention in Neonates
In the Beginning Patient warming systems have come a long way from the early days 25 years ago of the first forced warm air blankets. These early blankets, although better Continue ReadingPatient Warming Technologies
The area of preventing unintentional hypothermia is certainly a really current topic and one where there seems to be a lot of misleading ‘spin’ from certain companies. There are two Continue ReadingInadvertent Perioperative Hypothermia
What are the Benefits Of Warming Patients? The benefits to the patient and the hospital of keeping patients warm, during, pre- and post-operatively is more than just circumstantial. There Continue ReadingBenefits of Patient Warming
There are cost-effective ways to warming patients… To fully implement the NICE directive will cost the NHS dearly – estimates are in the order of £20million + annually. Switching to Continue ReadingPatient Warming – At What Cost?