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Prewarming: Maintaining Normothermia From the Start

Prewarming: Maintaining Normothermia From the Start

1 CE hour
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  • 60 mins

Speaker:

Susan Symons, RN, BSN 


Learning Objectives:

- Explain how the body's thermoregulation system works
- Define unintended perioperative hypothermia
- Identify adverse patient outcomes associated with unintended perioperative hypothermia
- Discuss the definition of prewarming and associated clinical studies
- Explain why prewarming is beneficial in the prevention of unintended perioperative hypothermia
- Identify industry initiatives and guidelines citing normothermia

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