Perioperative temperature management can bring new value to facilities today and in the future. When used properly, patient warming and temperature monitoring systems can help the surgical care team Own the Zone— keeping a patient’s core body temperature within the normothermic temperature zone of 36.0° to 37.5°C1,2—by proactively monitoring and maintaining a patient’s core body temperature from the time a patient enters pre-op until the moment that patient is discharged.
Why is normothermia maintenance so critical to patient outcomes? What are some common misconceptions and realities? How can my facility successfully Own the Zone? You’ll find answers to these questions and more in the free whitepaper, Own the Zone: The Importance of Proactive Temperature Management as a New Standard of Patient Care.
When it comes to patient normothermia, degrees matter. Even a minor drop in core body temperature can result in unintended hypothermia, a surgical complication associated with an increased risk of SSIs and other costly, potentially deadly consequences.
proactive temperature management, made possible with the Bair Hugger normothermia system, can help clinicians Own the Zone and maintain normothermia for every surgical patient throughout the perioperative journey. Learn more with our Own the Zone infographic.
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.
The Bair Hugger normothermia system provides the widest range of best-in-class patient warming products that play the critical role of maintaining normothermia, helping safeguard patients and improve outcomes. Visit BairHugger.com to discover the full range of Bair Hugger normothermia solutions available to your facility.
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.