Basic Patient Monitoring For Anesthesia Temperature Monitors. Dr. Jeffrey Elliot Field HBSc , D.D.S. , Diplomat of the National dental Board of Anesthesia, Fellow of The American Dental Society of Anesthesia. How They Work.
Basic Patient Monitoring For AnesthesiaTemperature Monitors
Dr. Jeffrey Elliot Field
HBSc, D.D.S. , Diplomat of the National dental Board of Anesthesia,
Fellow of The American Dental Society of Anesthesia
Patients temperature is important as hypothermia can be a cause of delayed recovery from anesthesia/sedation.
Body temperature can be maintained in sedated patients with blankets.
Water recirculating blankets and warm air re-circulators ( bair hugger) are used in operating theatres.
Because there is a decreased risk of burns with warm air re-circulators ( bair hugger), these are the most common means of maintaining normothermia in the OR. These however is very costly and not necessary for a sedation practice.
The Bair Hugger Blanket is placed under a normal blanket or Surgical drapes