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“Meet the Scientist Part 2—What Thermographs Can Tell Us About Warming Effectiveness”

3M Healthcare Academy* presents…“Meet the Scientist Part 2—What Thermographs Can Tell Us About Warming Effectiveness”

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 is a continuation of our “deep dive” into the science behind heat transfer, forced air warming devices and the negative outcomes associated with anesthesia-induced hypothermia. Topics include:
• Heat transfer from forced air warming (FAW) devices
• Heat transfer formula
• Negative outcomes associated with anesthesia-induced hypothermia

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

  1. Describe the physics and variables of heat transfer and the heat transfer equation
  2. Relate how changing variables of the heat transfer equation affect heat transfer during forced air warming
  3. Understand the outcomes which have been clinically shown to be impacted by perioperative hypothermia


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

Jenna Lindsay, BSN, RN  |  New Product Development & Global Clinician Education  |  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.