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.