The effects of airway heat conservation and skin surface insulation on thermal balance during spinal surgery

C. A. Shanks, A. K. Ronai, Michael F Schafer

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Abstract

Prevention of heat loss is at its most effective when several techniques are used simultaneously, however, all these studies included external heat sources, either heated humidification, or a heating blanket, or both. The combination of warmed iv fluids, use of a heat and moisture exchanger in a low flow circle system, and additional surface insulation was also effective, with core temperatures and stored body heat returning close to or above preoperative levels in group 4. A combination of techniques, all begun as early as possible, is advocated to minimize hypothermia.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)956-958
Number of pages3
JournalAnesthesiology
Volume69
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1988

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

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