Forced-air warming versus routine thermal care and core temperature measurement sites.

@article{Krenzischek1995ForcedairWV,
  title={Forced-air warming versus routine thermal care and core temperature measurement sites.},
  author={Dina A Krenzischek and S M Frank and Steve Kelly},
  journal={Journal of post anesthesia nursing},
  year={1995},
  volume={10 2},
  pages={69-78}
}
Hypothermia occurs commonly during the perioperative period and is preventable with proper warming measures and body temperature monitoring. Using a prospective, randomized study design, we compared forced-air warming (Warm Touch, Mallinckrodt Medical, Inc, St Louis, MO) (n = 15) with routine thermal care (n = 14) during the intraoperative and early postoperative periods. The results show that compared with routine thermal care, forced-air warming resulted in higher core temperatures both… CONTINUE READING