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3M™ Bair Hugger™ Universal Gown with Thinsulate™ Insulation

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At 3M, we apply science to develop innovative technologies that improve lives.

The same 3M™ Thinsulate™ Insulation technology that keeps people warm outside, is now available in the 3M™ Bair Hugger™ Universal Warming Gown to help keep surgical patients warm during their perioperative journey.

Combined with our proven 3M™ Bair Hugger™ Forced-Air Warming technology, the Bair Hugger Universal Warming Gown enables clinicians to maintain normothermia in surgical patients even when active warming is not possible.

The Science of Warming. The Power of Innovation.

The Bair Hugger Universal Warming Gown with Thinsulate Insulation demonstrates a higher heat transfer rate than a standard blanket* without insulation. The power of 3M Thinsulate Insulation helps to accelerate prewarming time and maintain heat by reducing heat loss when active warming is interrupted, such as during patient transport or an MRI procedure.

Using the same comfortable and modest design as the original 3M™ Bair Hugger™ Warming Gown, the Bair Hugger Universal Gown can also be used for active intraoperative warming with the 3M™ Bair Hugger ™ Warming Unit.

  • A non-randomised observational multicentre and pragmatic study on perioperative hypothermia prevalence showed that the rate of hypothermic patients admitted to the recovery room remains high, around 50%.1

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    Prewarming maintains normothermia

    As little as 10 minutes of prewarming prior to the induction of anaesthesia helps to maintain normothermia by minimising reduction in core temperature caused by redistribution temperature drop.2

  • A recent study using the Bair Hugger Universal Gown to prewarm patients demonstrated that anaesthetic room prewarming is successful at reducing the proportion of hypothermic patients by 11.3% 3

The next generation in forced-air warming gowns

  • Using clinical evidence and best practice, this on-demand webinar, hosted by 3M Scientific Affairs Manager Kevin Robinson, focuses on how prewarming can help reduce the impact of Redistribution Temperature Drop (RTD) and how effective insulation can protect heat loss during transportation and times when active warming is not available.

  • Don’t just take our word for it. Read about the real experiences of your colleagues who have already seen positive results warming their surgical patients with the Bair Hugger Universal Gown with Thinsulate Insulation.

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Get to know the warming workflow with the trusted Bair Hugger Normothermia System

  • Two female clinicians wearing surgical scrubs push a patient on a hospital trolley.
    Effective warming in any perioperative setting

    Prewarming in addition to intraoperative warming has been shown to be a best practice for preventing hypothermia.2-4

    The Bair Hugger Universal Gown is designed to provide high heat transfer for effective pre-induction warming which can be conducted in the pre-operative area, induction room or even the operating room.

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    Added versatility with the forced-air warming blanket you can trust

    The Bair Hugger Universal Warming Gown can be used for most surgical procedures. The gown contains a 3M™ Bair Hugger™ Multi-position Upper Body Blanket in an easy to access pocket enabling clinicians to adapt the blanket and insulated gown to multiple surgical positions and procedures.
    The Bair Hugger multi-position blanket conforms to the patient’s body and offers optimal body surface coverage.3

3M is focused on proven solutions that protect you and your patients, so you can focus on what matters most

3M is here to help with science-centred solutions and clinical evidence-based therapies to improve efficiency, prevent complications and deliver better patient outcomes. Every patient. Every time.

Find out more about how 3M can support you in the prevention of surgical site complications from patient preparation, to surgical intervention, and enhanced recovery.


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NOTE: Specific indications, contraindications, warnings, precautions and safety information exist for these products and therapies. Please consult a clinician and product instructions for use prior to application. This material is intended for healthcare professionals.

*3M™ Bair Hugger™ Lower Body Blanket, Model 52500


  1. Alfonsi P, Bekka S, Aegerter P, on behalf of the SFAR Research Network investigators (2019) Prevalence of hypothermia on admission to recovery room remains high despite a large use of forced-air warming devices: Findings of a non-randomized observational multicenter and pragmatic study on perioperative hypothermia prevalence in France. PLoS ONE 14(12): e0226038.
  2. Horn EP et al. The Effect of Short Time Periods of Pre-Operative Warming in the Prevention of Peri-operative Hypothermia. Anaesth 2012.67(6).
  3. Rona J, Andrzejowski J, Wiles M. The effect of anaesthetic room pre-warming on the incidence of inadvertent perioperative hypothermia: a quality improvement project. Anaesthesia 2022, 77 (Suppl.4), 6–44.
  4. Grote R. et al. Prewarming according to the AWMF S3 guidelines on preventing inadvertent perioperative hypothermia 2014; Retrospective analysis of 7796 patients, 2018; Anaesthetist, Jan; 67(1):27-33
  5. 89% (72 of 81) of clinical users indicated the product offers optimal patient body surface coverage. Unpublished results. 3M data on file.