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David Bernard THINKING OF BUYING … 1 3 8 O U T P AT I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E O N L I N E | J U N E 2 0 1 4 Fluid Warming Systems Maintain normothermia from the inside out. I n a chilly room, room temperature intravenous and irrigation fluids push a patient closer to hypothermia and its clinical complications. While forced-air blankets, heating pads and other products can help to counteract this cooling risk, fluid warming prevents it entirely. Lengthy, fluid-intensive cases see the best results from the avoidance of this induced chill, of course. A recent study, however, has demon- strated fluid warming's benefits even during short surgeries. To evaluate the effects of pre-warmed IV fluids on normothermia, Korean researchers observed their use on a group of female patients, aged 35 to 80 years, undergoing ambulatory urological surgery with FLUID SITUATION Warmed IV or irrigation fluids can arrest a perioperative hypothermia risk. OS_1406_part3_Layout 1 6/13/14 11:55 AM Page 138

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