A word about keeping warm
In the preop area, you will receive warm fluids through your IV. Staff will also provide you with heated blankets to keep you warm, since the hospital gowns can be drafty!
Even if you tend to be warm, we ask that you use these heated blankets to keep your body covered. Surgical site infections are more likely to occur if your body temperature drops below normal, and retaining as much body heat as you can before entering the operating room helps prevent this from happening.