What is a Bair Hugger?
The Bair Hugger system is a convective temperature management system used in a hospital or surgery center to maintain a patient’s core body temperature.
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Can a Bair Hugger burn a patient?
With the use of these devices, outcomes are improved and complications are rare. We report a child who developed second-and third-degree burns from the use of a Bair Hugger (Augustine Medical, Eden Prairie, MN)
warming system after a cardiopulmonary bypass. This patient was known to have transposition of the great arteries.
What temperature is Bair Hugger?
Bair Hugger Temperature Management Solutions provides the widest range of best-in-class patient warming products to help clinicians keep a
patient’s core body temperature within the normothermic temperature zone of 36.0° to 37.5°C2,3 and safeguard patients while improving outcomes.
Do Bair Huggers cause infection?
Thousands of patients who used Bair Hugger blankets also reported serious infections, including methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).
Some studies suggest the forced air used by the blankets stirs up airborne particles which may lead to infection.
How long can you use a Bair Hugger?
3M recommends changing the HEPA filter in Bair Hugger units every 12 months or 500 hours of use, according to an April 2022 article in Infection Control & Hospital epidemiology.
Study authors found that many of these units reach 500 hours of use well before the 12 month mark.