Idea Exchange: Another way to keep patients warm and under wraps

Sep 01, 2004
By staff

To keep patients warm during and after surgery, we insert sheets of flat bubble wrap into flannel pillowcases and drape them over patients. The pillowcase and bubble wrap combination also makes an inexpensive, insulated recovery bed. The pillowcases wash nicely, and when the bubble wrap gets soiled, we just toss it.

Pam Jones, veterinary assistant
Dublin, Va.