Hypothermia is among the most common reasons for anaesthetic complications.
Body heat is lost during;
Preparation of the surgical site.
Contact with cool surfaces (surgical table).
Inhalation of dry anesthetic gases.
Evaporation from the airways.
Evaporation from the surgical field.
Forced warm air heating systems are the most effective way to maintain patient temperatures during surgery.
Forced air systems are also particularly useful in cooling hyperthermic patients too when set to deliver unheated ambient air.
Our disposable convective air blankets are specifically for veterinary use and are designed to put more of the blanket in touch with the patient to prevent hypothermia. Their unique funnel hose connection allows them to be tied onto a blower hose of any diameter.