HotDog Warms Significantly Faster than Forced-Air
Better Patient Warming Improves Outcomes and Reduces Costs
Anesthesia causes vasodilation and a free-flow of core blood to the peripheral compartments. The patient’s overall temperature drops 1.6°C in the first 30 min following induction.
Pre-Warming (Dashed Line)
The only way to reduce redistribution hypothermia is by pre-warming, specifically pre-warming the legs. HotDog can effectively pre-warm patients to reduce hypothermia.
Under anesthesia, the patient becomes poikilothermic (temperature varies with environment). Rate of re-warming depends on the delta between active warming and heat loss from conduction, convection, radiation, and evaporation.
HotDog Meets the Challenge
The HotDog Patient Warming system is versatile and adaptable, able to meet all of your patient warming needs. Consider using HotDog for these challenging cases to really experience the difference with better warming:
- Large Heat-Loss Abdominal Cases
- Full Front Prep (i.e. Cardiac)
- Wet Case (i.e. Plastics)
- Steep Trendelenburg Positioning
- Avoiding Implant Infections
Warming Saves Lives
Hypothermia causes many complications:
- More wound infections
- Increased blood loss
- Longer ICU times and hospital stays
- Higher mortality rates
- Larger transfusion requirements
“Even mildly hypothermic patients could suffer an increase in adverse outcomes that can add costs of as much as $2,500–7,000 per patient.”