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Special Outpatient Surgery Edition - Anesthesia - July 2018

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J U L Y 2 0 1 8 • O U T PA T I E N TS U R G E R Y. N E T • 5 9 N o one's ever mistaken a surgical gown for a down jacket, so patients will always appreciate the warm blanket you wrap around them or the active warming method you apply. What they might not realize is that your efforts to keep them comfortable are really aimed at keeping them safe. Warming patients before, during and after surgery limits the risk of post-op infections, improves wound healing and leads to faster recoveries. Mike Morsch | Associate Editor Your Options in Patient Warming The benefits of preventing hypothermia extend well beyond warm welcomes. • LAYERED APPROACH Wrapping patients with warmed cotton blankets in pre-op can ease their anxiety and augment the effects of other active warming methods. Pamela Bevelhymer, RN, BSN, CNOR

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