The 75 minute webinar will feature Carol Stamas, RN. Stamas has extensive clinical experience in Critical Care and Nephrology in Staff, Management and Education. Her industry experience includes Renal Clinical Research, IV Therapy, OR Consulting, Healthcare Textiles Utilization/Standardization, Clinical Education on Patient Warming, Skin Integrity, Anti-Embolism/DVT Prevention and Patient Safety.
The prevalence of unplanned perioperative hypothermia in surgical patients continues despite increased awareness and more robust warming protocols. The purpose of this webinar is to help the attendees identify patient-focused warming strategies to bank heat, prevent cutaneous heat loss, and maintain normothermia throughout the patient’s perioperative journey. Heat loss in the preoperative pathway will be explained as well as the benefits of prewarming or banking heat. National statistics on prevalence of unplanned hypothermia in postoperative environment and establishing the gap in patient population that needs improved warming strategies will be presented. Typical warming measures and their contribution to cutaneous warming and prevention of hypothermia will be discussed. Tools to determine the most effective patient-focused warming strategies will be presented.
(Thursday) 2:00 pm
OR Today would like to thank our sponsor Encompass Group! Encompass Group is one of the leading manufacturers and marketers of reusable textiles, professional apparel, disposable and single use medical products. Encompass Group believes that every patient, resident, caregiver and family member should feel safe and comfortable in today’s healthcare environments. Markets served include Acute Care, Long-Term Care/Senior Care, Retail Health Care Apparel, Hospitality and Government Operations.