See the science behind the most tested patient warming modality
Challenging clinical scenarios require unique warming and monitoring solutions. With the industry’s broadest portfolio, the Bair Hugger normothermia system can provide scientifically designed specialty products to help you reach your warming goals.
Actively warming patients before anesthesia induction (prewarming) is an effective way to help prevent intraoperative hypothermia in many surgical cases. Learn how the Bair Hugger normothermia system can help keep patients warm from start to finish.
The Bair Hugger warming blanket system has been used more than 200 million times since 1987 and its use continues to grow across the world. Why? Because hospitals and clinicians understand the benefits of this safe, trusted patient warming technology.
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We're always excited to read testimonials from both patients and clinicians about the Bair Hugger normothermia system, and in recent years, hundreds have taken time to contact us and share their experience. Now we'd like to hear from you. Take a moment to share your Bair Hugger System story!
The Bair Hugger Normothermia System is a selection of patient warming products designed to monitor, prevent and treat hypothermia in surgical patients. Since the 1987 launch of 3M™ Bair Hugger™ therapy, we’ve worked to continuously cultivate our reputation as an industry expert and first-to-market innovator. Identifying and addressing unmet clinical needs has led to the broadest blanket portfolio in the industry and spurred the development of game-changing technologies. Now, these technologies are being integrated under one powerful brand—the 3M™ Bair Hugger™ normothermia system.
Patient safety can be at risk with unintended hypothermia, which has been link to a number of serious complications, including an increased rate of surgical site infection. Maintaining normothermia just makes sense. Learn more about the benefits of keeping patients warm.
Forced-Air Warming Basics
Unintended Hypothermia: Do You Know the Risks?
Target Normothermia: A Global Focus on Inadvertent Hypothermia
Small Changes in Patient Warming Can Lead to Huge Gains in Patient Satisfaction
The Prevention of Hypothermia Toolkit
The Science Behind Patient Warming and the Benefits of Normothermia
3M Science changes people's lives for the better. By applying our warming know-how to clinicians' needs, we have developed the broadest configuration of temperature management solutions. The 3M™ Bair Hugger™ normothermia system aims to standardize perioperative care worldwide, helping to deliver positive patient experiences and outcomes.
Maintaining normothermia throughout the perioperative period helps safeguard patients from the potential of dangerous complications. The 3M™ Bair Hugger™ normothermia system provides a comprehensive solution that works seamlessly throughout the perioperative process to effectively and efficiently measure and manage patient temperature.
Health care education is the key to improving patient outcomes, ensuring quality of care and protecting patients from harm. Check out our ongoing efforts to educate clinicians across the globe on the benefits of maintaining normothermia, emerging industry trends, and the latest science in the field of temperature management.
Clinical research about patient warming shows that consistently maintaining a patient’s core body temperature before, during and after surgery with the Bair Hugger temperature management system helps reduce the risk of surgical site infections by maintaining normothermia.
Do forced air warming blankets increase the risk of surgical site infections? (PDF, 65.79 KB)
Clinical Research about the safety and efficacy of the Bair Hugger warming blanket system
Researchers add to wealth of evidence supporting the 3M Bair Hugger system
Forced-air warming: Consensus Conference delegates recommend no change in current practice
3M™ Bair Hugger System Operating Room Airflow Visualization Study
3M™ Bair Hugger Patient Warming System Computational Fluid Dynamic Study