In a study published by the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists, the Bair Hugger forced-air warming device was tested for the potential spread of bacteria through the blower unit. In the study, 23 Bair Hugger devices were tested in daily hospital use for internal microbial buildup and airborne-contamination emissions. The filters were swabbed, and the study found the filtration to be only 63.8 percent efficient (the FDA permits no less than 99.97 percent efficiency). The filters also tested positive for staphylococci, mold, and micrococci. In addition, 96 percent of all blowers were emitting “significant levels” of airborne contaminates out of the hose end of the device. The ... Read More
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