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Archive February 2005 VI, No. 2

Reader Survey: Patient Warming Gets Proactive

The focus is on maintaining normothermia throughout the patient's stay.

Dianne Taylor, Contributing Editor

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Warming is not just for the shivering patient. Many surgical facility managers now consider patient warming essential for maintaining normothermia from pre- to post-op, and they routinely use warmed blankets, patient warming devices, warmed IV fluids and the OR thermostat to achieve this goal. Their rationale goes beyond hypothermia prevention to one of patient satisfaction and economics.

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