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Keywords

forced-air warming, hypothermia, normothermia, patient satisfaction, patient warming, reflective blanket, space blanket, thermal comfort

 

Authors

  1. Palmer, Jonathan BSN, RN
  2. Soucier, Michael BSN, RN
  3. Deeds, Jacob DNP, CRNA

Abstract

Abstract: Thermal comfort helps patients maintain normothermia, decreases preoperative anxiety, and increases their sense of well-being. This article details an initiative to improve surgical patient satisfaction with thermal comfort using reflective blankets at a 115-bed major medical center and Level III trauma center in the Southwest US.