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



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


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.