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What's the Harm? - December 2015 - Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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O f all the questions surrounding patient warming, the most burning is this: Do forced-air warmers circu- late con- taminants that can cause wound infections, as a spate of recent lawsuits alleges? Read on as we tackle this and other hot topics surrounding your quest to maintain normother- mia. 1. Does forced- air warming cause SSIs? Of the many proven ben- efits of maintaining nor- mothermia, perhaps the 6 9 D E C E M B E R 2 0 1 5 | O U T P A T I E N TS U R G E R Y. N E T 4 Burning Questions About Patient Warming A skirmish over the science of warming is heating up. Dan O'Connor | Editor-in-Chief z WINDSWEPT CONTAMINANTS What if the waste heat from forced- air warming spreads airborne con- taminants and causes infection?

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