Core body temperature is a critical vital sign that should be monitored throughout the perioperative journey. Proactively monitoring temperature with a consistent, accurate, and non-invasive system is the only true way to own the normothermic temperature zone (36.0°C - 37.5°C)1,2 and protect patients from unintended perioperative hypothermia, a complication associated with numerous negative outcomes, including surgical site infection.
Most current technologies are unable to non-invasively and accurately measure core body temperature. The 3M™ Bair Hugger™ Temperature Monitoring System can do both, allowing you to improve active warming practices.
The future of non-invasive temperature monitoring is here. The Bair Hugger temperature monitoring system is the first accurate, non-invasive solution that allows clinicians to easily monitor core body temperature consistently throughout the perioperative journey.
Actively measure patient temperature. Prewarm with 3M Bair Hugger forced-air warming blanket or gown systems to help prevent hypothermia.
Monitor core temperature during surgery with the 3M Bair Hugger temperature monitoring system. Proactively achieve and maintain normothermia with 3M Bair Hugger blanket or gown systems.
Continue to monitor patient temperature. Warm patients using 3M Bair Hugger blanket and gown systems to aid recovery and improve the patient experience.
Research shows that maintaining a patient’s core body temperature in the normothermic zone—defined as a temperature between 36.0 and 37.5°C*—before, during, and after surgery can help reduce the risk of surgical site infections and other serious complications.
If you’re not currently prewarming your surgical patients and monitoring patient temperature, it may be higher than you think. That means your patients may be at greater risk for the complications associated with unintended hypothermia.
The 3M Bair Hugger normothermia system offers a solution for virtually any patient warming or temperature monitoring need, leveraging clinically researched technologies that are trusted and proven to help you Own the Zone
1. *Schroeck H, Lyden AK, Benedict WL, Ramachandran SK. Time Trends and Predictors of Abnormal Postoperative Body Temperature in Infants Transported to the Intensive Care Unit. Anesthesiology Research and Practice. 2016:7318137.
2. Hooper VD, Chard R, Clifford T, Fetzer S, Fossum S, Godden B, Martinez EA, Noble KA, O’Brien D, Odom-Forren J, Peterson C, Ross J, Wilson L. ASPAN’s Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Guideline for the Promotion of Perioperative Normothermia: Second Edition. Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing, Vol 25, No 6 (December), 2010: pp 346-365.