Today’s Veterinary Business Staff
The inventor of the Hug-U-Vac surgical positioning system for human and veterinary patients has released another product: the HoverHeat warming device.
Lloyd Hiebert, MD, an entrepreneur and board-certified anesthesiologist, reported that HoverHeat supports normothermia, or normal body temperature, when placed under a veterinary patient and connected to a warm air blower. A second HoverHeat placed over the patient can be used in series.
“Maintaining intraoperative normothermia decreases postoperative complications and costs for veterinary patients,” according to Dr. Hiebert’s company, Veterinary Warming Solutions.
“HoverHeat, by its proprietary internal components, literally levitates the patient, allows for low-resistance warm air flow underneath the patient and is gentle to soft tissue.”
The device can be used during surgical and imaging procedures.
Besides HoverHeat and Hug-U-Vac, Dr. Hiebert also designed the ConRad thermal blanket system.
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