Every surgical patient is in danger of perioperative hypothermia, putting them at risk for longer stays, surgical site infections, cardiac complications, delayed wound healing and increased blood loss. What's more, the discomfort of being cold is a major worry of patients — shivering before or after surgery isn't exactly part of a good surgical experience.
How Would You Warm This Patient?
Use these 6 case scenarios to determine which warming methods you'd choose.
© Copyright Herrin Publishing Partners LP. REPRODUCTION OF THIS COPYRIGHTED CONTENT IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED. We encourage LINKING to this content; view our linking policy here.
Other Articles That May Interest You
It's time to banish these old ideas about anesthesia.
We take you on a tour of the American Society of Anesthesiologists exhibit hall.