Patients Warm vs Surgeons Cold
The Association of periOperative Registered Nurses' (AORN) adopted standards to prevent Unintended Perioperative Hypothermia of patients having surgery. The standards provides for maintaining the warming of the operating room, as well as methods to prep a patient and recover a patient.
Now, ORs are considerably warmer for patients during surgery, which causes discomfort, but worse than that are problems that NASA had discovered huge problems in the early1960s prior to manned spacewalks in space and on the moon.
NASA engineers found higher levels of mental mistakes by astronaut's when their core body temperature was elevated during an experiment testing cognitive skills.
To combat this problem, NASA engineers designed a liquid cooling system built into the spacesuit to keep the astronauts cool during these highly technical space walks when astronauts became exposed to the heat from the sun.
COOLSHIRT's surgeon cooling vest systems are based on the principles NASA used in the astronauts' space suits. For over 25 years COOLSHIRT Systems has manufactured and sold over 10,000 surgeon cooling vest systems across the United States making it the workhorse for cooling surgeons and staff nationwide.
Comfortable, reliable and effective our Premium and Lite systems have met the UL Listing standards 60601.1 for medical electrical equipment safety making it these two systems the safest on the market today.