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dc.contributor.supervisorMcMillan, Diana (Nursing)en
dc.contributor.authorBenson, Ember Eerena
dc.date.accessioned2009-12-22T17:18:11Z
dc.date.available2009-12-22T17:18:11Z
dc.date.issued2009-12-22T17:18:11Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1993/3836
dc.description.abstractPerioperative hypothermia (PH) is body temperature < 36°C and may occur in total knee arthroplasty (TKA) surgery. Planned hypothermia is necessary in a select number of surgical procedures but inadvertent hypothermia has deleterious consequences. TKA is a painful procedure and PH may enhance or diminish the effect of opioids and TKA pain – its effect is unclear. A new treatment for PH is a forced-air warming gown. A randomized control trial of 30 TKA patients compared the standard treatment of warm cotton blankets to a forced-air warming gown. Patients treated with the warming gown had higher temperatures (p < 0.001), used less opioid (p = 0.05) and had more satisfaction (p = 0.004) than the standard blanket group. This study suggests that warming gowns may be an effective alternative to averting PH and advocates for more research to explore the relationship between PH and its effect on pain and opioids.en
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dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.rightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subjecthypothermiaen
dc.subjectTKAen
dc.subjectpainen
dc.titleThe effect of warming gowns versus warm blankets on perioperative temperature and pain in total knee arthroplastyen
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/masterThesis
dc.typemaster thesisen_US
dc.degree.disciplineNursingen_US
dc.contributor.examiningcommitteeEdwards, Marie (Nursing ) Ong, Bill (Anesthesia)en
dc.degree.levelMaster of Nursing (M.N.)en_US
dc.description.noteFebruary 2010en


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