Forced-air Warming

The 3M™ Bair Hugger™ system – the original patient forced-air warming system and the system used by more than 80 percent of U.S. hospitals — draws in the filtered air of the operating room, passes it through an internal filter and warms that air to the selected temperature. The warmed air flows to the single-use Bair Hugger warming blanket through a fully enclosed hose, and is then gently dispersed across the surface of the skin.

In more than 25 years of use, over 200 million patients have been warmed using this proven technology.

Forced-air Warming illustration graphic