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Understanding Preventive Maintenance for Patient Temperature Management

By CSZ, A Gentherm Company On Aug 28, 2018 10:00:00 AM

Maintaining normothermia in the operating room is key to positive clinical outcomes. 

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Topics: Preventive Maintenance

Gentherm Appoints James Paloyan as Senior Vice President and General Manager of Its Medical Business

By CSZ, A Gentherm Company On Jul 23, 2018 9:00:00 AM

NORTHVILLE, Mich., July 17, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Gentherm (NASDAQ:THRM), the global market leader and developer of innovative thermal management technologies, today announced that James Paloyan has joined the Company as Senior Vice President and General Manager of its medical business.

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Protecting Your OR Patients with a FilteredFlo® WarmAir® System

By CSZ, A Gentherm Company On Jul 5, 2018 11:00:00 AM

Quite commonly, when patients are in the OR for longer than an hour, some form of whole body warming may need to be used to maintain normothermia.

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Topics: Normothermia

How to Treat Hypoxic Neonates When You Don't Have a NICU

By CSZ, A Gentherm Company On Jun 27, 2018 3:00:00 PM

As we continued our podcast interview with Jennifer Norgaard RN, a NICU clinical nurse specialist at a level IV NICU in California, she was informing us that the therapeutic hypothermia process for neonates is similar to that of adults following cardiac arrest when the question arose, "What can you do if your facility does not have a Level 3 or 4 NICU?"

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Topics: NICU

Protecting Your Patient from Hypothermia and Pressure Sores in the OR

By CSZ, A Gentherm Company On Jun 25, 2018 3:00:00 PM

Protecting patients in the Operating Room (OR) is a priority for any medical professional. Every task done is designed to help or reduce risks. Sanitation and sterilization help or reduces germs. Anesthesia helps or reduces pain and movement. High-tech procedures help eliminate organ damage and scarring, but what additional injury might happen during the procedure?

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Topics: Normothermia

Developing a Standard of Care Protocol for Treating HIE in the Neonatal ICU

By CSZ, A Gentherm Company On Jun 11, 2018 3:00:00 PM

During our podcast interview with Jennifer Norgaard RN, a NICU clinical nurse specialist at a level IV NICU in California, we learned about the process of setting up protocols to treat infants with hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE). Norgaard explained that some centers see only a few of these babies each year while others see many more. In either case, HIE is not one of the more common diagnoses seen in the NICU.
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Topics: NICU

TTM Guidance for Critical Care: Part 1 of 2

By CSZ, A Gentherm Company On May 29, 2018 1:00:00 PM

New Recommendations for Use of Targeted Temperature Management in Critical Care Settings

For intensivists seeking guidance, a recent report in the Annals of Intensive Care gives detailed recommendations on the use of targeted temperature management (TTM) for critically ill patients. The report, co-authored by several groups of French physicians, examines the evidence of TTM in a variety of clinical situations, provides 30 specific recommendations, and rates the strength of evidence supporting each recommendation. The result is a thorough yet practical set of guidelines for front-line practitioners.

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Topics: Hyper-Hypothermia, therapeutic hypothermia

CSZ, A Gentherm Company Exhibits at the NTI May 2018

By CSZ, A Gentherm Company On May 2, 2018 3:00:00 PM

Education, Excellence, and Inspiration through the NTI Conference connections.

The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses will be conducting their 2018 National Teaching Institute & Critical Care Exposition at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center in Boston, Massachusetts from May 20th to the 24th.

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Preventive Maintenance versus Repairs of Temperature Management Systems

By CSZ, A Gentherm Company On Apr 13, 2018 2:00:00 PM

Temperature management systems control patient temperatures within a narrow range. The most common application of these systems is to maintain normothermia while patients are in the OR to minimize perioperative adverse outcomes. Other applications include deliberate hypothermia used during cardiopulmonary bypass surgery and localized heating and cooling therapy.

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Topics: Preventive Maintenance

Indications and Contraindications for Therapeutic Hypothermia in Neonates

By CSZ, A Gentherm Company On Mar 21, 2018 1:00:00 PM

In continuing our podcast interview with Jennifer Norgaard, a NICU Clinical Nurse Specialist at a level IV NICU in California, she explained that while hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) may not be preventable, therapeutic hypothermia (TH), or targeted temperature management (TTM), is a promising treatment for neonates. She indicated that It provides a way to reduce brain cell damage, by cooling eligible infants within 6 hours of birth to a body temperature of 34º C +/- 0.5º for 72 hours before slowly rewarming them to normal temperature.(3)

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Topics: therapeutic hypothermia, NICU

*This article is intended for educational purposes only and is not intended as medical advice or as a substitute for the medical judgment of a physician in evaluating patients. For more information, please review the information sources referenced in this article. For more information on CSZ, please visit our website or call us at 1-800-989-7373.