Effect of forced-air warming on the performance of operating theatre laminar flow ventilation.

@article{Dasari2012EffectOF,
  title={Effect of forced-air warming on the performance of operating theatre laminar flow ventilation.},
  author={K B Dasari and Mark Albrecht and Mw Harper},
  journal={Anaesthesia},
  year={2012},
  volume={67 3},
  pages={244-9}
}
Forced-air warming exhaust may disrupt operating theatre airflows via formation of convection currents, which depends upon differences in exhaust and operating room air temperatures. We investigated whether the floor-to-ceiling temperatures around a draped manikin in a laminar-flow theatre differed when using three types of warming devices: a forced-air warming blanket (Bair Hugger™); an over-body conductive blanket (Hot Dog™); and an under-body resistive mattress (Inditherm™). With forced-air… CONTINUE READING

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