Proper Use of Patient Warming Devices.
Charles J. Moss III, CRNA, MS, and Rose Moss, RN, MN, CNOR
Many temperature-regulating devices are available today and perioperative personnel must use these devices in a safe and effective manner. That includes following manufacturers' recommendations and monitoring the devices during the surgical procedure, according to AORN's 2006 recommended practices. Read on to learn the safety considerations for various warming devices.