Posted on May 07, 2014
Keeping Surgeons Cool Under Pressure
Performing any kind of surgery is a serious situation for everyone in the operating room. The stress alone can be enough to elevate anyone's temperature, but add in the heat from the bright lights and surgical gowns, and you have one of the hottest working environments around. That is why hospitals across the country have discovered the body cooling benefits of the StaCool Under Vest.
If you take a close look at an operating room, it seems as though the entire environment has been designed to create heat. The intense lighting is hot enough, but the head-to-toe clothing makes matters even worse. Surgical gowns are lined with plastic to make them water proof, and gloves trap heat around the hands and wrists. Feet are covered by shoes and surgical footies, and the head is covered with a cap and mask. With virtually every surface of the body covered, the cooling effect of body sweat is practically neutralized.
In addition, recent regulations have literally turned up the heat, requiring surgical rooms to be warmer at 74° F. This has inspired doctors and nurses to seek alternative cooling solutions and, fortunately for them, the StaCool Under Vest is meeting their body cooling needs.
StaCool Vests in Hospitals
Here are just a few of the hospitals across the country that have selected the StaCool Under Vest as the body cooling solution for their surgical and medical support teams:
|Allen Memorial Hospital|
BH Community Hospital
Medical Air Bridge
|Sherman Oaks Hospital|
St. Josephs Hospital
The StaCool Under Vest is in especially high demand among Orthopedic surgeons, as the operations they perform can last several hours. As educated medical professionals, they know they must avoid any lapses in judgment, coordination and concentration that can be brought on by heat stress. These doctors also know that a cooling vest is a great way to keep their bodies cool and their minds clear.
StaCool is pleased to provide body cooling vests for nurses and doctors at medical facilities nationwide, and we look forward to helping even more surgical professionals stay cool in the heat of the OR.
Call Toll-Free 1-866-STA-COOL (782-2665) or Locally 352-873-1820