• John R. Stark, PhD

    Join us on September 27 at 1 p.m. CST

    Meet the Scientist Part 1 — Science of Warming: Principles of Heat Transfer
    As a result of physiologic responses to anesthesia, surgical patients are at risk of developing inadvertent perioperative hypothermia. Clinicians initiate preventive intereventions such as forced air warming (FAW) to maintain patients' core temperature. This webinar, presented by a 3M scientist and expert on heat transfer, will take a practical and interactive approach to a "deep dive" into the science behind FAW, highlighting:

    • Overview of modes of heat transfer: conduction, convection, radiation, respiration, perspiration, thermogenesis
    • Thermoregulation overview
    • Impact of anesthesia on the thermoregulatory system

    About the Speakers

    John R. Stark, PhD

    Dr. John Stark is a Research Specialist in 3M Healthcare’s Medical Solutions Division, where he specializes in bioheat transfer and fluid mechanics. His 5 years with 3M have been spent predominately working on the Bair Hugger product line. Before 3M, John completed his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Kansas, and has 33 academic publications over a wide range of applications, mainly focused on biological applications of heat transfer and fluid mechanics. This includes a recent book chapter in the text “Theory and Application of Heat Transfer in Humans”. In addition to his work at 3M, John teaches graduate level mechanical engineering courses as an Adjunct Professor at the University of St. Thomas.

    Jenna Lindsay, BDN, RN

    Jenna Lindsay, BSN, RN, has a background in Perioperative Nursing in a variety of surgical specialties. She started her nursing career as a circulating nurse at a large hospital in Minneapolis / St. Paul, Minn. and continued as an Assistant Clinical Manager for the Neuro/ENT team, Operating Room Education Coordinator, and Operating Room Manager. Jenna works with perioperative products in 3M’s Medical Solutions Division where she works on new product development and provides global education and support to clinicians. Jenna holds a BSN from Allen College in Waterloo, Iowa.

    Webinar Learning Objectives

    • Understand and articulate what heat transfer is
    • Describe how the various forms of heat transfer apply to the human body
    • Understand how anesthesia impacts the thermoregulatory system, leading to perioperative hypothermia

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