HotDog® Patient Warming System
HotDog Patient Warming System
Air Free | Better Warming | Cost Effective
What Are Users Saying?
“Anesthesia was initially reluctant about changing, but once we had [Forced-Air Warming] supply issues we needed to make the switch. Now we are fully using HotDog, and we haven’t looked back!”
Jax M., OR Manager
Surgery Center, Alaska
“I love it. When I first started here, our patients would leave the OR at 34°C. Then we got [Forced-Air Warming], and it went up to 35.5°C. Now with HotDog, our patients leave the OR at 36.7°C. I’ve never before seen patients leave the OR at that temperature. I LOVE IT!”
OR Nurse Manager
“Since converting to the HotDog Patient Warming
System, our patients arrive in PACU normothermic, they emerge from anesthesia faster and in less discomfort, and are ready for discharge sooner.”
Dr. C., Physician
Los Angeles, California
HotDog utilizes a unique conductive fabric called ThermAssure® which emits no waste heat. Forced-air warming systems are proven to contaminate the air of the sterile field when their waste heat carries particles to the surgical site. Mitigate the risk of infection from airborne contamination with air-free warming. Improve Patient Safety.
HotDog is the only patient warming technology that can warm from above and below the patient at the same time, which gives tremendous versatility and effectiveness. Effective temperature management has a profound effect on patient outcomes. Improve therapeutic effectiveness. With multiple blankets for any position and underbody mattresses, fantastic outcomes are easily obtainable.
Implement HotDog with no up-front costs and immediate cost savings. Decrease your cost of care. Normothermic patients have better outcomes which lead to shorter hospital stays and faster operating room turnover rates. Save time with easy to use patient warming equipment and quicker setups.
What is HotDog?
HotDog Patient Warming is an air-free, water-free, state-of-the-art perioperative patient warming system. Efficient warming is delivered by a flexible, lightweight conductive polymer fabric inside of HotDog blankets and mattresses. This fabric performs resistive warming, which is much safer than other warming systems. It’s the only patient warming system that warms the patient from above and below simultaneously, resulting in a uniquely versatile, less expensive, and more effective warming solution.
Why Use HotDog Air-Free Patient Warming?
“Recent research has revealed that even if smoke evacuation is utilized, surgeons, anesthetists and the entire OR staff are still at risk of inhaling the viruses and carcinogens contained in surgical smoke. Why is this the case? The culprit is rising waste heat from commonly used hot-air patient-warming devices.” Read More >
“The relationship between robotic surgery and inadvertent perioperative hypothermia is the subject of increased investigation. Minimally invasive robotic surgeries were assumed to provide less risk of losing normothermia than traditional open surgeries, but that assumption has been called into question.” Read More >
During Surgery, active patient warming is important because of the potential for the patient to lose heat. There are multiple actors that can affect a patient’s core body temperature during surgery. Conduction heat loss occurs when heat is transferred through physical contact with an object, such as a cold operating table. Read More >