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dc.contributor.authorThapa, Hosim Prasai-
dc.contributor.authorKerton, Amanda J-
dc.contributor.authorPeyton, Philip J-
dc.date2019-
dc.date.accessioned2019-06-05T01:28:43Z-
dc.date.available2019-06-05T01:28:43Z-
dc.date.issued2019-05-20-
dc.identifier.citationAnaesthesia and Intensive Care 2019; 47(2): 169-174-
dc.identifier.issn0310-057X-
dc.identifier.urihttp://ahro.austin.org.au/austinjspui/handle/1/20862-
dc.description.abstractThe importance of preventing hypothermia in the perioperative period cannot be overemphasised. The use of active warming devices is advocated and practised widely. The forced-air warming (FAW) blanket is currently a popular modality. The BARRIER® EasyWarm® (Mölnlycke Healthcare, Belrose, Australia) self-heating blanket, which does not require a power unit, has been proposed as an easy-to-use alternative to the FAW blanket. We conducted a single-centre, randomized controlled trial to compare the efficacy of the EasyWarm® self-heating blanket to the Cocoon blanket (Care Essentials, North Geelong, Australia), a conventional FAW blanket, in preventing intraoperative hypothermia. Forty patients undergoing elective surgery under general anaesthesia lasting >1 h were randomized in a 1:1 ratio. Prewarming was not allowed; 39 patients were analysed (19 EasyWarm® group and 20 Cocoon blanket group). There was no statistically significant difference between the two groups with regard to the mean (±standard deviation) final nasopharyngeal temperature (35.89 ± 0.82 °C versus 35.74 ± 0.77 °C; P = 0.72 in the Cocoon and EasyWarm® blanket groups, respectively). Similarly, the difference between average temperatures at 1, 2 and 3 h was not statistically significant. We found the EasyWarm® blanket to be as effective as the Cocoon FAW blanket in preventing intraoperative hypothermia. Due to its ease of use, the EasyWarm® blanket may have an additional benefit in preoperative warming of patients.-
dc.language.isoeng-
dc.subjectEasyWarm®-
dc.subjectHypothermia-
dc.subjectforced-air warming-
dc.subjectintraoperative-
dc.titleComparison of the EasyWarm® self-heating blanket with the Cocoon forced-air warming blanket in preventing intraoperative hypothermia.-
dc.typeJournal Article-
dc.identifier.journaltitleAnaesthesia and Intensive Care-
dc.identifier.affiliationDepartment of Anaesthesia, Austin Health, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australiaen
dc.identifier.affiliationColorectal and Upper GI Units, Operating Theatre, Austin Health, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australiaen
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/0310057X19840264-
dc.identifier.orcid0000-0003-1185-2869-
dc.identifier.pubmedid31106574-
dc.type.austinJournal Article-
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