ERAS: forced-air warming not recommended in H&K replacement surgery

By | 2020-03-18T19:48:14+00:00 January 10th, 2020|

The Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS)-compliant normothermia protocol for hip or knee replacement surgery urges maintenance of normal body temperature, but also includes the following statement:

“However, the use of forced air-warming is not recommended as there is evidence that this is associated with an increased risk of infection (McGovern et al. 2011, Koc et al. 2017).” >Read More

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