Fluid and blanket warming support quicker recovery and better patient health.
“Fluid pre-warmed in a warming cabinet is comparable at preventing peri-operative hypothermia to that delivered using a commercial in-line warming system:” A study of the administration of pre-warmed fluid vs active fluid warming on the incidence of peri-operative hypothermia in short surgical procedures, Anesthesia: Journal of the Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland, 2010, by J. C. Andrzejowski, D. Turnbull, A. Nandakumar, S. Gowthaman and G. Eapen.
Whitepaper: “Blankets Warmed to 200F Do No Harm” by Lorna R. House, RN, MS, CNOR
“Why Warming Blankets are Safe” by Jon K. Moon, PhD
Blanket Warming Temperature Standards and The Joint Commission
Consequences of Inadvertent Perioperative Hypothermia Infographic
Healthcare Industry Publications:
“How Much Do You Know About Patient Warming?” Outpatient Surgery, October 2014
“Is There a Hole in Your Warming Strategy?” Perioperative hypothermia is more common than you might realize. Find out why end-of-surgery temperatures don’t tell the whole story. By Daniel Sessler, MD, Outpatient Surgery, August 2014
“Why Warming Matters,” Outpatient Surgery, July 2014
“Bringing on the Heat,” Outpatient Surgery, August 2006
“Reader Survey: Patient Warming Gets Proactive”, Outpatient Surgery, February 2005