Hypothermia is a serious and often overlooked complication of
anesthesia, surgery and critical care.
- Hypothermia occurs in approximately 70% of all surgical patients
- Hypothermia can lead to myocardial ischemia
- Clinical studies show a strong correlation between hypothermia and
myocardial ischemia in elderly patients at risk of coronary artery disease.
- Hypothermia increases wound infections
- Evidence shows that hypothermia may decrease a patient’s ability to
- Hypothermia causes coagulation disorders
- Hypothermia is associated with a reversible dysfunction of platelets and
the coagulation cascade
- Blood loss and blood transfusion requirements are significantly higher
in hypothermic Patients
- Hypothermia increases oxygen consumption
- Hypothermic patients show an increase in oxygen consumption placing
significant demands on the cardiovascular system.
- Normothermia saves money
- Hypothermia complications delay recovery and increase costs.
- Normothermia saves time
- Patients who are normothermic spend less time in the recovery room than
Thermicare — Disposable Heat retentive patient suit keeps patients warm by
controlling heat loss from radiation and convection.
Thermiflow — Disposable Fluid Warming IV Set
LifeTrack — Heat and Moisture Exchanger with Filter