It’s widely known that inadvertent hypothermia is common among surgical patients and can lead to serious complications.1 Unwarmed patients can lose up to 1.6°C during the first hour under general anaesthesia, as they are unable to regulate their temperature.2
Forced air warming has proven to be one of the most effective methods of warming a patient to maintain normothermic temperatures and prevent the complications associated with hypothermia during surgery.3,4 And now, maintaining normothermia has never been so easy with the Calima Convective Forced Air Warming System and it's comprehensive portfolio of overbody and underbody blankets — including the WarmTouch™ blankets.
With the new Calima™ warming system, normothermic delivery (37°C) occurs in less than 1 minute!3,5
* The Calima™* warming system is manufactured by Celsius Medical and distributed by Medtronic.
1. Young VL, Watson ME. Prevention of perioperative hypothermia in plastic surgery. Aesthet Surg J. 2006;26(5):551-571. doi:10.1016/j.asj.2006.08.009
2. Matsukawa T, Sessler DI, Sessler, AM, et al. Heat flow and distribution during induction of general anesthesia. Anesthesiology. 1995; 82:662–673.
3. Calima IFU Rev.28, Celsius Medical, 01/2022
4. Horosz B, Malec-Milewska M. Inadvertent intraoperative hypothermia. Anaesthesiol Intensive Ther. 2013;45(1):38-43. doi:10.5603/AIT.2013.0009
5. WarmTouch™ Contact Surface Temperature Verification Test Report no.10067724, Sec.7.6