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Bair Paws

Cheryl Tveit, John Belew, Cindy Noble
A quality improvement project intended to promote maintenance of normothermia through active prewarming was carried out at a pediatric specialty hospital. An alternative active, forced-air warming product (Bair Paws warming gowns) was trialed in place of the existing active warming product (Bair Hugger blankets). Converting to the new product was intended to improve patient and staff compliance with prewarming recommendations. The alternative forced air active warming product was favored by both staff and patients, and the rate of compliance with this practice nearly doubled following the change in product...
February 2015: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing: Official Journal of the American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses
Elizabeth K Hansen, Ioanna Apostolidou, Heather Layton, Richard Prielipp
A 44-year-old man undergoing ambulatory surgery sustained a 5% total body surface first-degree burn on his lower and lateral torso and upper thigh during routine use of a new forced-air warming Bair Paws™ flex gown system. We describe the likely mechanism of injury, intraoperative events suggesting special variation in the warming process, and a brief review of adverse events associated with forced-air warming systems.
October 1, 2014: A & A Case Reports
Melissa Bucci Adriani, Nancy Moriber
Hypothermia in the perioperative setting can have serious consequences, including increased risk of infection or adverse cardiac events. Forced-air warming units commonly are used to prevent hypothermia. This study examined the impact of adding preoperative warming (Bair Paws, 3M) to conventional intraoperative forced-air warming modalities. Thirty patients received both preoperative and intraoperative forced-air warming, and 30 patients received intraoperative warming alone. Temperature readings were recorded across 3 time periods: preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative...
December 2013: AANA Journal
Denise O'Brien, Mary Lou V H Greenfield, Jane E Anderson, Beverly A Smith, Michelle Morris
Comfort warming systems aim to produce a comfortable local environment over which the individual patient has control. We studied a patient-adjustable comfort warming system using the Bair PAWS (Patient Adjustable Warming System) (Arizant Healthcare, Inc, Eden Prairie, MN), specifically to study comfort warming rather than therapeutic warming. One-hundred thirty patients were enrolled in this prospective randomized clinical trial, with 58 patients randomized to the patient warming gown, and 72 randomized to the warm blanket group...
April 2010: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing: Official Journal of the American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses
J Andrzejowski, J Hoyle, G Eapen, D Turnbull
BACKGROUND: Inadvertent perioperative hypothermia (IPH) occurs in many patients because warming techniques are insufficient to counteract thermal redistribution resulting from the ablation of thermoregulatory vasoconstriction associated with anaesthesia. We tested the efficiency of a preoperative forced-air warming (FAW) device (Bair Paws) in preventing IPH. METHODS: Sixty-eight adult patients undergoing spinal surgery under general anaesthesia were randomized to receive either normal care or prewarming for 60 min, at 38 degrees C, using the Bair Paws system...
November 2008: British Journal of Anaesthesia
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