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Anaesthetised patients can’t regulate their temperature. The body’s physiological response to anaesthesia places virtually every anaesthetised surgical patient at risk for unintended hypothermia, regardless of age, sex or physical condition. Research shows that core body temperature drops rapidly (up to 1.6ºC in the first hour alone1) following the induction of anaesthesia. Unfortunately, unintended hypothermia remains an all-too common and costly complication of surgery despite its association with higher mortality rates2, longer hospital stays3 and an increased rate of wound infection4.
Unintended perioperative hypothermia has been called a frequent, but preventable complication of surgery; with adverse effects on the patient, who is already compromised by surgical intervention. Unless preventative measures are taken, inadvertent perioperative hyporthermia will occur in 50% to 90% of surgical patients. Maintaining normothermia during the surgical procedure is therefore a critical aspect of patient care.1 2
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