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This is an Open Access article: This article has been cited by other articles in PMC. Abstract Introduction Use of the Bair Hugger forced-air patient warming system during prolonged abdominal vascular surgery may lead to increased bacterial contamination of the surgical field by mobilization of the patient's skin flora.
Methods This possibility was studied by analyzing bacterial content in air and wound specimens collected during surgery in 16 patients undergoing abdominal vascular prosthetic graft insertion procedure, using the Bair Hugger patient warming system.
The bacterial colony counts from the beginning and the end of surgery were compared, and the data analyzed using the Wilcoxon matched pairs test. No wound or graft infections occurred. Conclusion The use of this warming system does not lead to increased bacterial contamination of the operating theatre atmosphere, and it is unlikely to affect the surgical field adversely.
The advantages of avoiding hypothermia for patients undergoing major surgical procedures are well established, and include decreased blood loss with consequent reduction in blood product use [ 3 ], wound infection [ 4 ], duration of intensive care and hospital stay [ 56 ] and cardiac ischaemia [ 78 ], and increased survival [ 6910 ].
However, a potential disadvantage is the risk for bacterial contamination of the operating theatre environment. Prolonged exposure of the patient to the exhaust of the warming blanket could potentially mobilize their resident skin organisms into the theatre atmosphere, and thence into the surgical field, possibly increasing the risk for prosthetic material infection.
This has not previously been investigated. We studied whether use of the Bair Hugger patient warming system increased bacterial contamination of the operating theatre and the surgical wound during prolonged surgery. Methods Sixteen consecutive patients undergoing aortic surgery with prosthetic graft insertion were prospectively studied.
All vascular surgery was performed in a standard positive pressure theatre. The Bair Hugger upper body blanket model was used for all patients. Bacteria sampling sites are shown in Fig. A total of l of air was sampled in 4 min from each of these sites.
Sterile swabs were used to take specimens from the warming unit and hose site C and immediately plated onto standard blood agar culture media.
Further specimens were taken from the wound edges with touch plates of blood agar site D. Two readings were taken from each site, one when the warming blanket was first applied at the start of the operation and again at the end of the operation. The number of bacterial colonies visible to the naked eye on each of the agar strips and culture plates were then counted by hand and recorded.View and Download Bair Hugger Security Systems service manual online.
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The Bair Hugger Patient Warming System was designed to treat patients after survey who were clinically hypothermic. As company executives finalized the marketing program, the principal question yet to be determined was how to price the system%(12).
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