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Archive >  November, 2012 XIII, No. 11

How Would You Warm This Patient?

Use these 6 case scenarios to determine which warming methods you'd choose.

Donna Ford, MSN, RN-BC, CNOR

perioperative hypothermia THE BIG CHILL Each patient needs to be assessed for hypothermia risk and receive tailored warming methods.

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.

 
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