Maintaining normothermia in the operating room is key to positive clinical outcomes.
Topics: Preventive Maintenance
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.
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.
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?"
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?
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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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.
Topics: Preventive Maintenance
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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