3M Company Bair Hugger Forced-Air Warming Celebrates 25 Years in Hospitals

Published: Apr 25, 2012

MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Since its inception 25 years ago, forced-air warming technology has grown to become a staple in hospitals around the world, safely warming more than 130 million patients. The amount of scientific evidence behind this technology is overwhelming, with more than 170 published studies documenting the clinical benefits of forced-air warming for maintaining normal body temperature, or normothermia. Today, the technology from Arizant Healthcare Inc., a 3M Health Care company, is used in more than 80 percent of U.S. hospitals and warms more than 50,000 patients each day.

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