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8 2 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 | A U G U S T 2 0 1 4 P A T I E N T W A R M I N G I f you warm patients during surgery and they emerge from anesthesia nor- mothermic, you've done all you can to prevent hypothermia-related compli- cations, right? It may be time to rethink that approach and to focus more on active intraoperative warming. By focus- ing on core temperature readings taken as Pre-op Intra-op Post-op Is There a Hole in Your Warming Strategy? Perioperative hypothermia is more common than you might realize. Find out why end-of-surgery temperatures don't tell the whole story. Daniel I. Sessler, MD Cleveland, Ohio WARM WAYS Carefully monitor patient temperatures throughout surgery, not just toward the end.

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