The STERIS Patient Warming System (PWS) uses a heated surgical table pad and optional overbody blanket immediately upon transfer to the surgical table to provide heat to the patient before, during or after procedures in the Operating Room.
How the STERIS Patient Warming System Works
Why the STERIS Patient Warming System?
Perioperative hypothermia prevention is about minimizing or eliminating the decline in core temperature before, during and immediately after the induction of anesthesia.1 Patients having shorter surgeries are more likely to experience postoperative hypothermia because there is simply not enough time to overcome the effect of redistribution with intraoperative warming alone.2 The active warming device should be started as soon as possible when the patient arrives and prior to induction of anesthesia.3
The STERIS Patient Warming System comprises the following components: