Webinar on Normothermia Quality Improvement in Clinical Practice (Date: 21 April 2020 Time: 18:00 -19:00 CET)

Scientific Faculty


Dr. John Andrzejowski

Consultant Anaesthetist, Sheffield Teaching Hospital NHS Trust, United Kingdom


Prof. Dr. Anselm Bräuer

Consultant Anaesthetist, University of Goettingen, Germany

Dr. Phil Roberts

Orthopedic Surgeon, University Hospital of North Midlands, United Kingdom

Scientific Support

Dr. Tanja Artelt

Pediatric Surgeon, Hospital Infection Control Department, University of Goettingen, Germany

About this webinar

This webinar will give a practical insight into real-world, best practice techniques that have achieved significant improvement in reduction of hypothermia rates.



  • Rational basis for the implementation of a thermal management in the OR
  • Implementation of the guidelines (NICE, German, Austrian and Swiss Guideline, Italian Guideline, Spanish Guideline, Danish Guideline, Turkish Guideline…)
  • Prewarming (Different models (Normal ward, Holding area, Induction room, OR))
  • Intraoperative warming and fluid warming
  • Measurement of core temperature

Learning Objectives

This webinar will enable anaesthesiologists to:

  • Understand the importance of the prevention of perioperative hypothermia
  • Understand the importance of an interdisciplinary approach

Practical skills to be acquired after attending to this Webinar

The user is able to:

  • Monitor core temperature correctly
  • Actively prewarm patients
  • Decide how to warm patients during surgery
  • Decide when to use fluid warming
  • Describe the principles of benefits of rigorous perioperative thermal management
  • Choose right methods to pre- and intraoperative warming of patients

Affective skills acquired after attending to this Webinar

The participants are aware of:

  • Many barriers that hinder implementation of a thermal management in the OR

The participant will be able to:

  • Implement guidelines at their workplace
  • Contact and involve all important stakeholders in this process

Needs analysis

There is a large gap between the scientific knowledge and daily practice in the perioperative thermal management of all surgical patients

Technical Settings

This webinar is available on PC, Tablet and Smartphone.

For the best viewing experience, a high-speed internet connection is required.