Are You a Patient Warming Expert?

Posted by Sarah Millard on Categories: #anesthesia   #blanket warmers   #Enthermics   #Enthermics Medical Systems   #fluid warmers   #fluid warming   #hypothermia   #infection   #normothermia   #Outpatient Surgery Magazine   #patient warming,   #site   #surgical  

Patient warming plays an important role in recovery. But how much do you really know about the complications from hypothermia?

For example, did you know that 50% of patients entering post-anesthesia care units are experiencing hypothermia? And did you know that a patient is three times as likely to receive a surgical site infection during colorectal surgery when experiencing hypothermia?

Find out just how much you know about patient warming and hypothermia consequences in the Outpatient Surgery Magazine's October 2014 edition. While warming is essential for patient comfort, the information provided in the quiz points at something even greater. Patient warming is essential in providing the best possible care for patients to reduce the chances of surgical site infections.

Take the quiz and let us know how you did!

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