The warming of Fluids for patients provides numerous documented clinical benefits,
as well as comfort and satisfaction.
Warming Fluids for IV use assists in keeping a patient’s body temperature in a normal range and helps to prevent hypothermia.
Hypothermia had been documented to produce numerous unwanted and clinically undesirable results in patients – especially those undergoing surgery. In 60-90% of all surgical patients, hypothermia has occurred. This not only produces discomfort for the patient but has also been documented to produce the following adverse effects:
- Increased Blood Loss and need for Blood Transfusions
- Three times the incidence of myocardial ischemia
- Twelve times the incidence of angina post-operatively
- Increased surgical site infections
- Decreased cardiac output
- Decreased wound healing
- Three fold increase in wound infections
- Increased Pain
- Increased hospital stay
- Increased mortality
By combining the use of Warm Fluids and Forced Air Warming, this assists in reducing and eliminating Hypothermia in the Surgical Patient, resulting in Decreased Complications,Decreased Hospital Acquired and Secondary Infections, Increased Hospital Costs and Length of Stay, and over-all Increased Patient Satisfaction and Comfort. Additionally, the use of these tools, assists in meeting Regulatory Compliance.