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Bair Hugger Warming Devices Confirmed to be Source of Airborne Microbial Contamination
Dr. McGrory recently conducted a pilot study at Maine Medical Center evaluating perioperative body temperature in patients undergoing total joint surgery. All patients in the study received pre-operative warming at 41-degrees Celcius with 3M’s Bair Hugger forced air warmer and intraoperatively they received warm cotton blankets out of common blanket warmers and in-line IV fluid warming with 3M’s Ranger fluid warming device. This podcast provides valuable information regarding the controversy surrounding Bair Hugger and unpacks related Bair Hugger legal battles, medical literature, and corporate competition.