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“Maintaining Normothermia: Take an Active Role”

3M* and Pfiedler Education presents…“Maintaining Normothermia: Take an Active Role”

During surgical procedures, anesthesia disrupts the body’s protective mechanisms which may result in unintended perioperative hypothermia. As all perioperative patients are at risk for hypothermia, it is critical for perioperative staff in the ambulatory surgery center (ASC) to implement strategies to prevent unintended perioperative hypothermia. This program will discuss evidence-based recommendations for ASC nurses to apply in practice to maintain normothermia and reduce the risk of adverse patient outcomes.

Learning Objectives At the end of this session, participants should be able to:

  • Explain how the body’s thermoregulation system works and how it is affected by anesthesia
  • Recognize practices that can lead to unintended perioperative hypothermia
  • Describe why prewarming along with intraoperative warming is beneficial in the prevention of unintended perioperative hypothermia
  • Identify practice guidelines citing normothermia
  • Develop a plan to help prevent unintended perioperative hypothermia in your practice

Jenna Lindsay, BSN, RN  |  Global Clinical Applications Specialist  |  3M  |  Medical Solutions Division

Target Audience: Nurses

Continuing Education: California Board of Registered Nursing; Association of periOperative Registered Nurses is provider-approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 13019 for 1 contact hour.

Sponsored by 3M*, Supported by AORN Foundation*

Questions? Contact Pfiedler Education at Pfiedler Webinars:  webinars@pfiedler.com, or call 720-748-6144

* NOTE: This is a supplier and/or industry resource-sponsored webinar. HealthTrust has not approved and/or endorsed the content. This program may contain the mention of products, services, drugs or brands presented in a case study or comparative format. Such examples are intended for educational and informational purposes and should not be perceived as a HealthTrust endorsement of any particular supplier, product, service, drug, brand or approach