SCIP Approved, Air-Free Conductive Warming
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Minimizing risk of surgical site infections and other serious complications resulting from hypothermia is critical to speed patient recovery after surgery. Thus, the SCIP Inf-10 core measure was introduced in July 2009, addressing perioperative temperature management of surgery patients. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued this final ruling, with implications for payment rates for general acute care hospitals that are non-compliant with SCIP-Inf-10.

What is SCIP?

The Joint Commission states "The Surgical Care Improvement Project (SCIP) is a national quality partnership of organizations interested in improving surgical care by significantly reducing surgical complications."

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SCIP Inf-10, the "National Normothermia Measure," mandates that all patients undergoing any surgical procedure under general or neuraxial anesthesia for one hour or longer must be normothermic before, during and after the procedure.

SCIP specifies that facilities must utilize an active warming modality, i.e. KOALA ∆T Warming System, or achieve the target temperature of 36˚C or greater within the 30 minutes immediately prior to anesthesia application and 15 minutes after anesthesia end time.

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How will SCIP affect my facility and how I practice anesthesia?

SCIP-Inf-10 advocates warming for a much broader range of procedures than previously. Therefore, facilities are required to actively warm more patients than ever before. Temperature is now defined as a critical variable in overall patient care. A greater emphasis is placed on monitoring the patient temperature during surgical procedures.

KOALA ∆T makes patient warming simple and affordable.

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  • Utilizing SCIP-approved conductive warming technology, KOALA ∆T Warming System is the first patented conductive underbody patient warming that helps prevent perioperative hypothermia.
  • KOALA ∆T is a reusable, air-free, and energy efficient underbody warming system, making it the simplest solution to promote normothermia and improve overall patient health and well-being.
  • KOALA ∆T is almost 'invisible' as the warming mattress lies directly on the OR table providing effective, conductive patient warming without affecting OR room temperature, eliminate sound distraction, and avoid disrupting OR laminar flow.

KOALA ∆T Warming System goes “down under” for complete patient access. Recommended for open-heart, organ transplant, major abdominal, trauma and orthopedic procedures.

KOALA ∆T Warming System is recommended for the OR, ICU, PICU, CCU, PACU and ER. Affordable and user friendly with minimal setup requirements, KOALA ∆T is also ideal for independent and outpatient surgery centers.

KOALA ∆T is Cost Efficient and Eco-friendly.

  • KOALA ∆T Warming System provides an annual savings of $7,500 per OR compared to disposable systems.
  • Low power consumption (75W compared to 1550W required for forced air systems) provides additional savings in energy costs.
  • Low running costs allow system to be left on all day to warm every OR patient, even during short procedures.
  • Durable mattress cover allows for easy wipe-down disinfection between patients, greatly minimizing set-up time.
  • Usable on all patient populations, eliminating the need to purchase specific blankets utilized during OR procedures.
  • No disposable parts - eliminates costly storage and medical waste disposal.

Our Temperature Monitoring Products

NOVATEMP General Purpose Temperature Probes 400 Series and 700 Series
NOVATEMP General Purpose Temperature Probes /
400 Series and 700 Series

NOVATEMP General Purpose probes provide an accurate measurement of core body temperature. Recommended for esophageal, nasopharyngeal, axillary, or rectal use.

LIFESOUND Esophageal Stethoscopes 400 Series and 700 Series
LIFESOUND Esophageal Stethoscopes /
400 Series and 700 Series

Provides an accurate measurement of core body temperature, allowing for simultaneous monitoring of temperature and heart and breath sounds.

NOVATEMP Tympanic Temperature Sensors 400 Series and 700 Series
NOVATEMP Tympanic Temperature Sensors /
400 Series and 700 Series

NOVAMED's unique tympanic sensor gently conforms to this fragile membrane for an accurate, non-invasive measurement
of core body temperature.

Learn more about NOVAMED USA temperature monitoring products, to address a variety of clinical applications.

For assistance, please contact NOVAMED USA Customer Service at (800) 425-3535.
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