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Temperature

Perioperative hypothermia is one of the most common phenomena seen among surgical patients. Hypothermia is leading to numerous adverse outcomes such as intraoperative blood loss, cardiac events, coagulopathy, increased hospital stay and associated costs.

 

ACTION:

Prevent perioperative hypothermia 

  • Coretemperature messaurement
  • Forced airwarming (FAW)
  • Pre-heated crystalloides

 

LITERATURE:

  • SBI recommendation
  • Clinical guideline for non pharmacological prevention of perioperative unintended hypothermia (Clearinghouse, 2014)
CATEGORY

Other recommendations

PREOPERATIVE

The SBI recommendations focusing on the pre-surgical period

INTRA-OPERATIVE

The SBI recommendations focusing on the intra-operative period

POSTOPERATIVE

The SBI recommendations focusing on the postoperative period in the PACU and on ward

PERI-OPERATIVE

The SBI recommendation relevant for all peri-operative phases (pre-, intra- and postoperative)

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