As the big brother of the Barkey warming center II, the Barkey warming center III also works with air circulation technology. This sucks in air, cleans it in a filter and allows the heated air in the interior of the heating cabinet to circulate optimally. A large glass door is installed for visual inspection of the product.
Especially before, during and after surgery, the aim must be to keep patients normothermic, i.e. to avoid a drop in the core body temperature below +36°C. Warm infusions are also recommended for inpatient treatment. As Sessler proves, unheated infusions lower the body core temperature by +0.25°C/ unit. If the patient is also sedated, this effect is intensified and the body core temperature decreases by +1.6°C already during the first hour of a surgery. The reason for this is the inhibition of the hypothalamus, which is responsible for the thermoregulation of the body. Through open vessels, warm and centralized blood is distributed to the periphery, i.e. arms and legs, so that the body cools down more quickly.
Warm infusions make patients feel comfortable, accelerate wound healing and reduce hospital stays. Warm infusion solutions are also recommended by the American Society of Peri Anesthesia Nurses.
Of course, heated infusions from the Barkey warming center III can only make a partial contribution to hypothermia prevention. Therefore, we present you here further products to prevent hypothermia.
 Young, V.L., Watson, M.E. (2006): Prevention of perioperative hypothermia in plastic surgery, in: Aesthetic Surgery Journal, Vol. 26, No. 5, S. 552 f.
 Sessler, D.I. (1997): Mild perioperative hypothermia, in: The New England Journal of Medicine, Vol. 336, No. 24, S. 1735
 Sessler, D.I. (2000): Perioperative heat balance, in: Anesthesiology, Vol. 92, No. 2, S. 580
 National Collaborating Center for Nurses and Supportive Care commissioned (NCCNSC) by National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) (2008): Clinical practical guideline – The management of inadvertent perioperative hypothermia in adults, S. 501 ff.
 American Society of Peri Anesthesia Nurses (2001): Clinical guideline for the prevention of unplanned perioperative hypothermia, in: Journal of Peri Anesthesia Nursing, Vol. 16, Issue 5, S. 305 ff.
The Barkey warming center III offers a lot of space with 270 litres. Nine shelves can be individually positioned in the heating cabinet to heat infusions and warming blankets. The use of the heating cabinet is very simple: open the glass door, remove the infusion or warming blanket and apply.
The Barkey warming center III is a high-quality product and comes with a 2-year warranty.
If you have any questions about service and maintenance, our Barkey service team will be happy to assist you. This also applies to our distribution partners abroad.