Dr. Michelle Stevens, chief medical officer of 3M’s Infection Prevention Division, discusses the benefits of keeping surgical patients warm by using the Bair Hugger Surgical Warming System. Dr. Stevens also strongly disputes claims by a competitor – and some plaintiff attorneys – that the Bair Hugger system has caused infections in surgical patients.  The Bair Hugger is a forced-air warming system to prevent and treat hypothermia and to help prevent other complications in patients during surgery. The Bair Hugger has become an integral addition to thousands of operating rooms in hospitals all over the United States.