Efficacy of Prewarming With a Self-Warming Blanket for the Prevention of Unintended Perioperative Hypothermia in Patients Undergoing Hip or Knee Arthroplasty.

@article{Rosenkilde2017EfficacyOP,
  title={Efficacy of Prewarming With a Self-Warming Blanket for the Prevention of Unintended Perioperative Hypothermia in Patients Undergoing Hip or Knee Arthroplasty.},
  author={Charlotte Rosenkilde and Marianne Eva V{\'a}mosi and J\orgen Lauridsen and Dorthe Hasfeldt},
  journal={Journal of perianesthesia nursing : official journal of the American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses},
  year={2017},
  volume={32 5},
  pages={419-428}
}
PURPOSE Unintended perioperative hypothermia (UPH) is a common and serious complication for patients undergoing anesthesia. The purpose of this study was to identify the incidence of UPH and evaluate the efficacy of a self-warming blanket on the drop in core temperature and risk of UPH in patients undergoing hip or knee arthroplasty. DESIGN A case-control… CONTINUE READING