Nicholas Ralph is an Associate Professor at the University of Southern Queensland’s Centre for Health, Informatics and Economics Research. He has over 50 peer-reviewed publications, has co-authored three textbooks, and has attracted over $2.5 million dollars in research funding to date. He served as the Editor in Chief for the Journal of Perioperative Nursing from 2017-2019, worked as the Principal Research Fellow at St Vincent’s Hospital, Toowoomba and is a member of the National Health and Medical Research Council’s Centre for Research Excellence in Prostate Cancer Survivorship. He is currently the Senior Manager for Cancer Control and Survivorship at the Cancer Council Queensland.
The cost effectiveness of preventing perioperative hypothermia
Key Discussion Points
- A collaborative approach to preventing perioperative hypothermia using forced-air warming systems.
- Accurately monitoring core body temperature by maintaining best practices in perioperative patient warming initiatives.
- Discuss the existing baseline cost of inadvertent perioperative hypothermia; costs and clinical effectiveness of the increased utilisation of warming technologies.