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Marking Madness - April 2013 - Subscribe

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OSM560-April_DIGITAL_Layout 1 4/5/13 2:28 PM Page 59 A BETTER MOUSETRAP In Search of the Perfect Warmer O ur survey respondents tell us how they'd improve their patient warming devices. • "With heaters and cotton blankets, it's hard to maintain a consistent warming temperature." • "Blanket doesn't stay warm very long." • "Finding adequate space in the OR and PACU to keep all of the equipment organized can be challenging." • "The warming gown doesn't cover the feet and none of the systems we use pre-warm the patient's underbody." • "It would be nice if the warming gowns were a little better made. They tend to come apart by the end of a long case." • "It's difficult to use our warming device in some ortho cases due to equipment set-up or patient positioning." • "Lower linen costs!" • "If patients are too warm, they sometimes get lightheaded or feel faint with the needlestick for IVs." • "During one surgery, the forced-air warmer melted a gel positioning device." Coastal Empire Plastic Surgery and Shanklin Plastic Surgery Center in Savannah, Ga., uses conductive fabric electric heating to warm all patients for all procedures. EASILY MONITOR YOUR WARMING CABINETS MANAGE TEMPERATURE WITH TEMP-WIFI-TP Reassure that your warming cabinets and blankets warmers are reaching the appropriate temperature with the help of the TEMP-WIFI-TP The . monitor easily attaches outside of the door and its temperature probe can be draped over the door to the inside as displayed to the right. Data is transmitted wirelessly via a WiFi network to a PC and viewed using the included software. With this tool, staff can monitor the temperature in real time by viewing the large, easy to read display. Meanwhile, department management can record, track and document the temperature of these warmers from with device manufacturer IFUs and be able to prove it with simple to produce reports and graphs. healthmark www.hmark.com | 800 521 6224 A P R I L 2 013 | O U T PAT I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E | 5 9

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