Preventing Inadvertent Hypothermia in Patients Undergoing Major Spinal Surgery
|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03193905|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : June 21, 2017
Last Update Posted : June 21, 2017
Major spinal surgery tend to be lengthy with an increased risk of hypothermia. A quality improvement project of patients undergoing major spinal surgery showed that 67 % were hypothermic at the beginning of surgery. Several patients expressed a feeling of coldness at the arrival of the operating theatre.
To evaluate if Bairhuggers Full Access Underbody blanket can prevent hypothermia at initiation if used as prewarming and intraoperative warming compared to the results from the local quality improvement project. In addition we aim to explore patients´ experiences of comfort in relation to their temperature.
Temperature of patients undergoing major spinal surgery (n=30) will be assessed at arrival to the theatre, after insertion of bladder catheter, at the start and end of surgery using a bladder temperature. The patients´ experiences of comfort will be evaluated with a 5 point Likert at the arrival to the operating theatre and after ten minutes of active prewarming with Bairhuggers Full Access Underbody blanket. Preoperatively ten randomly chosen patients will be observed and later interviewed in order to obtain further information regarding their experiences of comfort in relation to their temperature.
Conclusion and perspectives
By increasing the investigators knowledge on Bairhuggers Full Access Underbody blanket and its effects in preventing hypothermia as well as gaining insight to patients´ experiences of comfort in relation to temperature, the investigators anticipate to improve pre-anesthetic care and minimize risk factors associated with hypothermia for patients undergoing major spinal surgery.
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Hypothermia Following Anesthesia Neurosurgery Scoliosis Kyphosis Forced Air Warming Major Spinal Fusion||Procedure: Bairhugger Full Access Underbody Blanket Procedure: Cotton blanket - control group||Not Applicable|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||60 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Official Title:||Preventing Inadvertent Hypothermia in Patients Undergoing Major Spinal Surgery|
|Study Start Date :||November 2015|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||November 2016|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||November 2016|
30 hypothermia patients undergo the standard procedure with a cotton blanket during major spinal surgery
Procedure: Cotton blanket - control group
30 patients undergo standard procedure with a cotton blanket
Bairhugger Full Access Underbody blanket
30 hypothermia patients undergo the Bairhugger Full Access Underbody blanket procedure during major spinal surgery (new procedure)
Procedure: Bairhugger Full Access Underbody Blanket
30 patients undergo new procedure with a Bairhugger Full Access Underbody Blanket
- Core temperature > 36 degrees Celsius [ Time Frame: Althrough completion of the study 5 months from now ]Core temperature at the start of surgery
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT03193905
|Principal Investigator:||Mia Nørgaard Granum||Aalborg University Hospital|