Automatic Patient Temperature Management
Patient Temperature Detected. The HotDog® WC71 and WC77 Temperature Management Systems’ Auto Mode feature utilizes a temperature probe. This allows the System to continuously monitor and regulate a patient’s temperature during surgery and other medical procedures.
Temperature Management and Monitoring
Blanket and Mattress temperatures are automatically controlled based on the patient’s core temperature. As the patient reaches normothermia, the Temperature Management System adjusts the Warming Device(s) temperature setting (All High, All Medium, All Low, Standby).
Patient Temperature Monitoring. The System monitors the patient’s temperature to control the settings of the warming device(s). By using the proprietary cable*, the user can attach an esophageal or rectal temperature probe to read the patient’s core temperature.
*Ask your sales rep for the appropriate cable.
Automated Patient Normothermia. The Normothermia Zone sets the range of of a patient’s core temperature which controls the temperature setting of the applied warming devices.
As the patient’s core temperature increases, the Zone causes the temperature of the warming devices to lower until Normothermia has been achieved. The warming devices are placed into standby until the patient’s core temperature drops below the Upper Normothermia Zone Limit.
Lower Normothermia Zone Limit
Upper Normothermia Zone Limit
Normothermia Zone Example Settings
(36.0°C – 37.0°C)
|Normothermia Zone (User Selected)
|Devices: All High
|Devices: All Medium
|Devices: All Low
|Devices: All Off
|≥ Upper Limit Setting
|67% to Upper Limit
|33% to Upper Limit
|≤ Lower Limit Setting