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Get Comfortable | Stop Unintended Hypothermia | Transform Patient Satisfaction

Unintended hypothermia is a serious and potentially dangerous surgical complication that is actually easily prevented. Prevention is most effective when the patient warming begins in pre-op.

Actively warming surgical patients with Bair Paws gowns before the induction of anesthesia – known as prewarming – is an effective way to help prevent intraoperative hypothermia.

*Adapted from: Sessler DI. Perioperative heat balance. Anesthesiology. 2000; 92(2): 578-96.
Characteristic Patterns of General Anesthesia-Induced Hypothermia*
Unintended hypothermia can develop in the hour immediately following the induction of anesthesia.
Chart: Patient Core Temperature