Human-beings need a constant body temperature to carry out all of their bodily functions properly. When conscious, a healthy human body is able to adjust and maintain its body temperature even during changing temperature conditions.
Only in some special situation are hypothermic effects used deliberately, e.g. in emergency and intensive medicine, cardiac surgery, or neurosurgery. Normally however hypothermia is not desirable as it affects the body's physiological enzymatic processes. This can lead to a range of complications such as increased blood loss due to blood coagulation disorders, cardiac complications, post-operative discomfort, an increased chance of wound infection, and as a result a delay in tissue repair. The above complications can in turn retard the patient's recuperation meaning more time is spent in the hospital and thus higher costs.
To minimise the above risks and costs as far as possible, a comprehensive temperature management system is not just a benefit, it is a necessity. The chosen temperature management system has to support the hospital team before and after as well as during surgery.
Thanks to its range of product solutions, the MoeckWarmingSystem® is an effective and flexible tool that provides optimal temperature control for adult and juvenile patients. It was developed with the aim to support day-to-day work in medical facilities with an emphasis on quality-based patient care in the best possible way.
Based on convective air transfer, the MoeckWarmingSystem® comprises a forced air warming device (Twïnwarm) and various types of reusable textile blankets (temperature control from above), textile mats (temperature control from below), and combinations of both (temperature control from above and from below). The temperature-controlled air, generated by the air warming device, is directed to the inside of the textile products via one to two flexible hoses. Owing to the careful selection of material for the textile products, the air is distributed evenly around the patient's body contour providing effective patient temperature control in line with the setting on the air warming device - without leading to air build-up.