Clinical research shows that maintaining a patient’s core body temperature before, during and after surgery can help reduce the risk of surgical site infections and other serious complications. Explore the information below to learn more about the importance of maintaining normothermia.
This course reviews the causes and consequences of unintended perioperative hypothermia and discusses conducting a temperature review; best practices, and challenges.
This course describes the significance of perioperative hypothermia and identifies strategies for infusing evidence-based practices for the prevention of perioperative hypothermia.
This course will identify the different professional organizations that provide guidelines and recommendations related to maintaining patient normothermia and hypothermia prevention. The current guideline recommendations will also be covered.
This course will Identify key messages presented from clinical studies regarding patient prewarming and explain what Redistribution Temperature Drop is and the implications it has on nursing care, in hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers.
This course describes key interventions in preparation of the patient for surgery, identifies relevant studies that support these measures and introduces guidelines and recommended practices that support each intervention
This course describes the significance of perioperative hypothermia in ambulatory surgery and identifies strategies for infusing evidence-based practices for the prevention of perioperative hypothermia.
This course will explain how the body's thermoregulation system works and identify adverse patient outcomes associated with unintended perioperative hypothermia. Prewarming will be defined and its benefits discussed through associated clinical studies. Industry initiatives/guidelines will also be reviewed.