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Maintaining perioperative normothermia: Forced air warming devices require risk assessments before use

BMJ 2003; 326 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.326.7404.1457-b (Published 26 June 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:1457
  1. Richard P D Cooke ([email protected]), infection control doctor,
  2. Mandy Catchpole, infection control nurse
  1. Eastbourne District General Hospital, Eastbourne BN21 2UD

    EDITOR—A range of medical devices can be used to maintain a normal temperature during operations.1 As mentioned by Harper et al, forced air warming devices are popular and widely used.2 However, their features vary between manufacturers, and few evaluations comparing performance have been published. This is of concern since these devices …

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