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Special Outpatient Surgery Edition - Anesthesia - July 2019

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4 2 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E • J U L Y 2 0 1 9 T hink of patient warming like saving for retirement — the sooner you begin, the more effective it is. Applying active warming measures in pre-op builds up a bank of thermal heat in patients so they're better able to with- stand the chilling effects of donning a thin gown and laying in a cool OR while being subjected to the vasodilation prop- erties of general anesthesia. During induction, thermal energy shifts from the body's core to its periphery, putting patients at increased risk of hypothermia-related complications. Hypothermic patients Connie Garrett, MSN, RN, CNL, CNOR | Tampa, Fla. Don't Put Off Patient Warming Efforts to prevent hypothermia work best when they begin in pre-op. • WARM AIR Pre-warming prevents the significant temperature drop that can occur during anesthesia induction. Pamela Bevelhymer, RN, BSN, CNOR

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