Preventing inadvertent hypothermia: comparing two protocols for preoperative forced-air warming.

@article{Cobbe2012PreventingIH,
  title={Preventing inadvertent hypothermia: comparing two protocols for preoperative forced-air warming.},
  author={Karl Cobbe and Renatta Di Staso and Jed Duff and Kim Walker and Nicole Draper},
  journal={Journal of perianesthesia nursing : official journal of the American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses},
  year={2012},
  volume={27 1},
  pages={
          18-24
        }
}
Preoperative forced-air warming is one way of preventing inadvertent perioperative hypothermia. There is scant evidence, however, on the best warming method or the acceptability of these methods to patients. This pilot study compared two warming protocols: one that commenced at maximum temperature and was titrated down as requested (A) and one that commenced at near body temperature and was titrated up as tolerated (B). A crossover design was used in which each participant (n=10) received both… CONTINUE READING