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Thermal Base Layer Surgical Apparel

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 5:51am
Although there are many products on the market to help keep patients normothermic during surgery, there are very few products developed to keep personnel warm and comfortable in the operating room. The OR is kept at colder temperatures primarily to keep the surgeon and other scrub personnel comfortable while wearing sterile gowns and masks, during what is often times hours of surgery. And while the core scrub team’s comfort takes precedent it can become an extremely cold and uncomfortable environment for additional OR staff, such the anesthesiologist, CRNA, circulating nurse, or other ancillary staff.

Although there are many products on the market to help keep patients normothermic during surgery, there are very few products developed to keep personnel warm and comfortable in the operating room.  The OR is kept at colder temperatures primarily to keep the surgeon and other scrub personnel comfortable while wearing sterile gowns and masks, during what is often times hours of surgery. And while the core scrub team’s comfort takes precedent it can become an extremely cold and uncomfortable environment for additional OR staff, such the anesthesiologist, CRNA, circulating nurse, or other ancillary staff.

Recognizing the need of these personnel, Noel Zweig M.D., a Chicagoland anesthesiologist with more than 16 years of operating room experience, worked with a team of researchers to create and test undORwear, a thermal base layer that is completely undetectable under standard OR scrubs. Made of a breathable, soft, and moisture wicking material, undORwear keeps the non-core team warm even in the coldest of OR environments.

“After years of freezing while in the OR, I decided to find a solution that would keep me and OR staff comfortable during long surgeries,” Dr. Zweig said. “Our new undORwear thermal base layer is a wonderful solution. Not only does our shirt keep your core warm, it is also extremely comfortable, moisture wicking and antimicrobial.”

He finished, “There’s nothing like it available today and we’re thrilled to offer it to operating room personnel across the country.  I personally wear mine every day.  I find that by being more comfortable it is easier to focus on what’s really important.”

For more information, visit www.undORwear.com

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