After Surgery

Continued warming during recovery can also help address unintended hypothermia. In addition, it can reduce patient discomfort and speed the recovery process so patients spend less time in the PACU.

A forced-air warming gown may be an excellent choice for clinical post-op warming. Once awake from anesthesia, a patient can control the temperature level for optimal comfort as well. Over-the-body forced-air blankets also are options for the recovery period.