Nov 12, 2014
Surgical-infection experts have unambiguously concluded that forced-air warming “...does contaminate ultra-clean air ventilation….” in the operating room. Their advice: Use air-free warming during implant surgery.
Mar 19, 2014
3M's Bair Hugger patient warming, according to a complaint filed in Kansas Federal Court, spread Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), causing an orthopedic infection and amputation of the Plaintiff's leg.
Oct 10, 2013
AORN Journal, noting concerns about infection risk from forced-air warmers, called for multi-center, randomized, controlled trials. Evidence of bacteria in the air-flow paths of forced-air warmers; authors ask manufacturers to consider redesign.