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Selecting the Appropriate Blanket for Patient Temperature Management

By CSZ, A Gentherm Company On Jan 17, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Patient temperature regulation in the operating room is a key area where targeted temperature management technology is appropriate. Understanding the features of various heating and cooling blanket options and how to select the right one is critical for proper utilization.

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Topics: Patient Temperature Management

HIE in Neonates: What causes it and what can you do about it?

By CSZ, A Gentherm Company On Jan 10, 2018 9:00:00 AM

We recently had the opportunity to conduct an interview with Jennifer Norgaard, MSN, RN, NICU Clinical Nurse Specialist at a Level IV NICU in California. She was addressing the issue of patient temperature management in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) and provided insight into the causes and standard of care for hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) in neonates.

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Topics: Patient Temperature Management

Why Invest in Preventive Maintenance Service for Patient Temperature Management?

By CSZ, A Gentherm Company On Sep 7, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Data was accumulated during a nine-year study of elective surgical cases. For those of us who work in or manage operating rooms, the results were stunning:

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Topics: Patient Temperature Management, Preventive Maintenance

Overview of Patient Temperature Management During CP Bypass Surgery

By CSZ Medical On Feb 6, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Deep hypothermic circulatory arrest is necessary for several OR procedures; Hilary Grocott, MD, FRCPC, FASE says the use of low temperatures protects and preserves organ function, but “…the actual target temperature… and the strategies used to obtain that temperature and rewarm from it have undergone considerable revision in recent years.” Overall, there has been a lack of cohesive evidence-based guidelines for temperature management during adult cardiopulmonary bypass, until now.

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Topics: Patient Temperature Management

Targeted Temperature Management - 33C vs 36C

By CSZ Medical On Aug 30, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Controversy persists with regard to the temperature healthcare providers should target when cooling patients.  While some professionals believe that maintaining patients' normal temperature of 36 degrees Celsius is preferable, others insist that patients respond better when cooled to 33 degrees Celsius.

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Topics: Patient Temperature Management

Treating Pressure Ulcers and Avoiding HAC Penalties with Targeted Temperature Management

By CSZ Medical On Aug 23, 2016 2:30:00 PM

The federal government has been taking steps to address the incidence of hospital-acquired conditions, or HACs.  In 2015, a program was created in order to help reduce the amount of HACs that patients experience each year. HACs are defined as conditions that are relatively preventable that patients do not have upon admission to the hospital.

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Topics: Patient Temperature Management

Why System Integrity Matters for Patient Temperature Management

By CSZ Medical On Feb 5, 2016 5:35:30 AM

Since Hippocrates discovered that profuse bleeding from a wound could be stopped or reduced by packing the wound with snow, health care professionals have used hypothermia as a treatment for certain medical conditions. In the 1930s and 40s, several instances of victims who had been drowning in icy water were successfully resuscitated without experiencing any physical or mental deficiencies. This led to the discovery that controlled cooling of the body could prevent neurological damage in those who had suffered brain injuries, strokes, cardiovascular system assaults and other injuries that may have a tendency to cause swelling of the brain and permanent neurological damage.

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Topics: Patient Temperature Management

*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.