Patients Warm vs Surgeons Cold
The Association of periOperative Registered Nurses' (AORN) adopted standards to prevent Unintended Perioperative Hypothermia of patients as a result of having surgery. The newer standards require patient warming through out the surgical proceedure.
Now, ORs are considerably warmer for patients during surgery, which causes overheating for surgeons and OR staff. Overheating doesn't mean just sweating. NASA discovered in the 1960s when planning space walks that higher levels of mental mistakes were made by astronaut's when their core body temperature was elevated. To combat this problem, NASA engineers designed liquid cooling system built into the spacesuits to keep the astronauts cool during space walks.
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.