Archive December 2006 VII, No. 12

Safety

Proper Use of Patient Warming Devices.

Charles 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.[1] Read on to learn the safety considerations for various warming devices.

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