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“Meet the Scientist Part 1—Science of Warming: Principles of Heat Transfer”

3M Healthcare Academy* presents…“Meet the Scientist Part 1—Science of Warming: Principles of Heat Transfer”

As a result of physiologic responses to anesthesia, surgical patients are at risk of developing inadvertent perioperative hypothermia. Clinicians initiate preventive interventions such as forced air warming (FAW) to maintain patients’ core temperature. This webinar, presented by a 3M scientist and expert on heat transfer, will take a practical and interactive approach to a “deep dive”
into the science behind FAW:

• Overview of modes of heat transfer: conduction, convection, radiation; respiration, perspiration, thermogenesis
• Thermoregulation overview
• Impact of anesthesia on the thermoregulatory system

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

  1. Understand and articulate what heat transfer is
  2. Describe how the various forms of heat transfer apply to the human body
  3. Understand how anesthesia impacts the thermoregulatory system, leading to perioperative hypothermia

Presenter: John R. Stark, Ph.D.  |  Research Specialist  |  3M Medical Solutions Division

Target audience: Nurses, Central Service, Sterile Processing

Continuing education information: 3M is an approved provider by The California Board of Registered Nursing. Provider Number CEP 5770. Each Device Reprocessing 1-hour web meeting is approved by IAHCSMM, CBSPD. These programs provide 1.0 CE contact hour. RN license number OR last four digits of Social Security Number is REQUIRED.

Questions should be directed to 3M at 1-800-228-3957.

*NOTE: This is a contracted supplier-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.