Warming devices may be source of airborne microbial contamination, but fix is possible.

Important safety news published in Anesthesiology News today finding Bair Hugger machines harbor bacteria and “may be significant sources of contamination.” They go on saying, “[we] can say with certainty that the Bair Hugger is contributing airborne microbes into the air.” In an operating room, this is dangerous for patients and must be addressed.