The 3M™ Bair Hugger™ warming blanket system is the most used and studied method of surgical warming in the country, with its clinical benefits, efficacy and safety well documented in more than 170 studies and more than 60 randomized controlled clinical trials.
In fact, the Bair Hugger warming blanket system is the preferred patient warming device of U.S. healthcare facilities (and 8 of the top 10 orthopedic hospitals1) and is supported by numerous healthcare organizations because of its proven safety and effectiveness. The Bair Hugger warming blanket system has become an indispensable component in the care of surgical patients, providing safe and effective warming therapy to patients across the globe.
1. U.S. News & World Report, Best Hospitals 2015-16.
In operating rooms around the world, the Bair Hugger system is a trusted tool used to maintain a normal body temperature for patients before, during and after surgery. Learn more about this trusted technology.
The surgical draping process starts by sealing the 3M™ Bair Hugger™ warming blanket to the patient’s chest with an adhesive strip. Any excess air is exhausted near the patient’s neck and shoulders and behind that surgical drape. Despite these and other safeguards, surgical site infections do occur for a variety of reasons. However, the Bair Hugger warming blanket is not the cause.