Kimberly-Clarke has announced the launch of its Patient Warming System that improves patient outcomes and reduces healthcare-associated infections across a range of surgical procedures. The new system allows anaesthetists and surgeons to precisely manage patient temperatures during complex, lengthy surgeries.
The system is a stand alone unit that circulates water at a precise temperature through disposable hydrogel pads placed directly on a patient to deliver an even and all-body warming process. When the patient’s ideal temperature is reached, the system adjusts the water temperature to maintain the preset target. The unit can either be set at automatic or customised depending on the requirements of each procedure.
Through the direct application of its novel hydrogel warming pad, the company says that users of the patient warming system would only have to cover 20% of a patient’s body and manage patient temperature effectively.