A review of the evidence for active preoperative warming of adults undergoing general anesthesia.

@article{Roberson2013ARO,
  title={A review of the evidence for active preoperative warming of adults undergoing general anesthesia.},
  author={Michael Roberson and Loraine S. Dieckmann and R. Esquivel Rodriguez and Crna Paul N. Austin},
  journal={AANA journal},
  year={2013},
  volume={81 5},
  pages={
          351-6
        }
}
Inadvertent perioperative hypothermia, a common occurrence in the operating suite, is associated with many adverse outcomes. It is the nurse anesthetist's goal to attenuate the incidence of this problem. Although active intraoperative warming is a widely accepted practice, active preoperative warming may be a less explored option for temperature maintenance. A search strategy to identify systematic reviews and investigations in peer-reviewed journals was undertaken to identify evidence… CONTINUE READING

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