Patent Number: 6,167,885

Title: Method and apparatus for controlling the body temperature of a patient

Abstract: A method for controlling the condition of a patient lying on an operating table during the course fo a surgical operation. At least one air-impervious surgical drape that includes an operation opening is laid over the patient, so that the surgical drape, or drapes, will hang down from the operating table along its long sides and short sides and therewith form an upwardly and laterally closed space whose roof and walls are formed by the surgical drape, or drapes. Conditioned air is delivered to the closed space by an air-conditioning unit, which includes an air outlet opening through which air can leave the closed space.

Inventors: Hanssen; Carl-Otto (Kullavik, SE)

Assignee: Molnlycke Health Care AB

International Classification: A61B 19/00 (20060101); A61B 19/08 (20060101); A61F 7/00 (20060101); A61B 019/00 ()

Expiration Date: 01/02/2018