We had the same issue. We compromised and now we write the date each bag
goes in the warmer and have a set time limit they can stay before being
tossed (I believe it is one week) Same for warm irrigation solution. In
our cold environment I feel it is important.
Matthew Greenberg, MD
Emergency Department Director
Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation
On Fri, Jan 30, 2009 at 6:39 AM, Frank Overly, MD <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> I recently discovered we no longer have warmed bags of IVF in our
> trauma/resuscitation bay. Reportedly, The Joint Commission has said that
> to poor temperature control in blanket warmers, bags of IVF stored in
> warmers can develop bacteria. Has anyone experienced this?
> Secondly, how routine is it for your trauma center to hang a warm bag of
> on every trauma patient. I know studies have shown that a warm bag with
> cold tubing leads to cold fluids, but I am curious about different centers'
> protocols for trauma patients and +/- warm IVF.
> Frank L. Overly, MD
> Hasbro Children's Hospital
> Providence, RI
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