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Archive March 2016 XVII, No. 3

Take Our Blanket Warmers Quiz

Bonus points if you know the recommended maximum temperature for warming cabinets, and if warmed blankets can burn a patient.

Daniel Cook

Daniel Cook, Editor-in-Chief

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warmed blanket WARM WELCOME The direct benefit of a warmed blanket lasts for only a few minutes, but it can improve a patient's comfort and sense of well-being for much longer.

You grab a heated blanket out of your warming cabinet and drape it on your patient without much thought. But there's a lot you might not realize about blanket warmers. What's the maximum blanket warmer temperature? Can warmed blankets burn a patient? Can you store fluids in the warming cabinet section? Give your staff this 8-question quiz to test their knowledge.

1. What is the suggested maximum temperature for the blanket section of your warming cabinets?

a. 100°F
b. 120°F
c. 130°F
d. 200°F

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2. Is a warmed blanket likely to burn a patient?

a. yes
b. no

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