Comparison of the EasyWarm (R) self-heating blanket with the Cocoon forced-air warming blanket in preventing intraoperative hypothermia
Hosim Prasai Thapa, Amanda J Kerton, Philip J Peyton
ANAESTHESIA AND INTENSIVE CARE | SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD | Published : 2019
The importance of preventing hypothermia in the perioperative period cannot be overemphasised. The use of active warming devices is advocated and practised widely. The forced-air warming (FAW) blanket is currently a popular modality. The BARRIER® EasyWarm® (Mölnlycke Healthcare, Belrose, Australia) self-heating blanket, which does not require a power unit, has been proposed as an easy-to-use alternative to the FAW blanket. We conducted a single-centre, randomized controlled trial to compare the efficacy of the EasyWarm® self-heating blanket to the Cocoon blanket (Care Essentials, North Geelong, Australia), a conventional FAW blanket, in preventing intraoperative hypothermia. Forty patients u..View full abstract
The author(s) disclosed receipt of the following financial support for the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article: We would like to thank the Anaesthesia Research Fund, administered by the Department of Anaesthesia, Austin Hospital for funding the EasyWarm (R) blankets for the research.