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  • Hypothermia During Surgery Linked with Increased Risk for Infection
    A Henry Ford Hospital finds that hypothermia, a relatively common but unintentional occurrence during surgery, is associated with an increased risk for infection in patients who undergo surgery to repair a hip fracture. Researchers theorize that advancing age and lower body ...More
    March 3, 2016 Posted in News
  • Patients Actively Warmed During Surgery Still Experience Hypothermia, Study Finds
    Body temperature decreases during the first hour of surgery, even when patients are actively warmed with forced air, reports a new study published in the February issue of Anesthesiology, the official medical journal of the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA). ...More
    January 20, 2015 Posted in News
  • Patient-Warming Systems May Affect OR Ventilation, Study Suggests
    Forced-air systems used to keep patients warm during surgery may affect the performance of operating room (OR) ventilation systems—potentially increasing exposure to airborne contaminants, reports a study in the August issue of Anesthesia & Analgesia, the journal of the ...More
    July 24, 2013 Posted in News
  • Industry Offers Suggestions for Maintaining Patient Normothermia
    ICT asked members of industry to share their perspectives on key issues relating to regulating patient normothermia. What are the key benefits of maintaining patient normothermia? Maintaining core body temperature is critical to improving outcomes for surgical patients. ...More
    March 11, 2013 Posted in Articles
  • 3M Bair Hugger Forced-air Warming Celebrates 25 Years in Hospitals
    Since its inception 25 years ago, forced-air warming technology has grown to become a staple in hospitals around the world, safely warming more than 130 million patients. The amount of scientific evidence behind this technology is overwhelming, with more than 170 published ...More
    April 26, 2012 Posted in News
  • Study Confirms Safety of Forced-Air Warming
    The use of forced-air warming to maintain patient normothermia and help prevent surgical site infections (SSIs) and other complications does not disturb laminar air flow in operating rooms or compromise the protection of the surgical site, a newly published study has ...More
    November 15, 2011 Posted in News
  • Forced-Air Warming: An Effective Tool in Fighting SSI
    Infection prevention and control departments have responsibility and oversight for implementing and monitoring strategies that help reduce infection risk throughout healthcare facilities. Infection preventionists are often asked to weigh in on strategies that are unfamiliar ...More
    March 16, 2011 Posted in Articles
  • Hypothermia Does Not Increase Infection Risk in Patients with Digestive Tract Decontamination
    Hypothermia may improve outcome in patients after traumatic brain injury, especially when hypothermia is maintained for more than 48 hours. In the acute phase, patients with severe brain injury are more vulnerable to infections. Prolonged hypothermic treatment may further ...More
    February 3, 2011 Posted in News
  • Hospital Gown Helps Meet Government Initiative
    Each year, approximately 34 million Americans undergo surgery. Millions undoubtedly associate being cold as part of their surgical experience. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) says that’s not okay, but for important reasons beyond patient comfort. ...More
    November 23, 2010 Posted in News
  • New Normothermia Research Results in Familiar Findings
    Patient warming methods seem to come and go, but in the process of trying to prove their worth, they inevitably compare themselves to forced-air warming—a technology found in more than 80 percent of U.S. hospitals and long considered to be the industry’s gold standard. ...More
    October 18, 2010 Posted in News
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