Kurz et al., Perioperative normothermia
to reduce the incidence of surgical-wound infection and shorten hospitalization 
The bundle included use of chlorhexidine-impregnated preoperative wipes, standardized aseptic surgical preparation, standardized antibiotic dosing, perioperative normothermia
, and surgical dressing maintenance; when the protocol was breached, direct feedback was provided to clinicians.
In late 2010, The American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses (ASPAN) published their clinical guidelines entitled "Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Promotion of Perioperative Normothermia
: Second Edition." Interventions identified by ASPAN to address maintaining normothermia include:
[2.] Hooper VD, Chard R, Clifford T, et al ASPAN's Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Guideline for the Promotion of Perioperative Normothermia
. J Perianesth Nurs 2010;25(6):346-357.
New Concepts in Perioperative Normothermia
: From Monitoring to Management.
ASPAN 2010 ASPAN's evidence-based clinical practice guideline for the promotion of perioperative normothermia
Journal of PeriAnaesthesia Nursing 25 (6) 346-5
Implementing a perioperative normothermia
care plan is strongly recommended, since it has been shown to decrease hypothermia incidence of patients undergoing elective abdominal operations in post-anaesthesia care unit from 39% to 2% (Forbes et al 2008).
is very important to prevent following complications: delayed recovery, myocardial ischemia, shivering, hypertension, tachycardia, and prolonged coagulation time.
et al, Perioperative normothermia
to reduce the incidence of surgical-wound infection and shorten hospitalization, The New England Journal of Medicine, volume 334, may 9, 1996, number 19
In addition to treating cardiac arrest patients, Medi-Therm can be used to actively cool febrile patients, maintain perioperative normothermia
, actively re-warm trauma patients or acute hypothermia victims and provide cooling therapy for cerebral trauma and malignant hyperthermia patients.
Harper C, McNicholas T, Gowrie-Mohan S 2003 Maintaining perioperative normothermia
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