I was taught that Bair Huggers should always be placed ABOVE the safety belt. I put a sheet folded lengthwise under the safety belt (only wide enough so that the belt and the metal buckle is not in direct contact with the patient), apply the belt, then apply the bair hugger (lower body), then apply a blanket above the bair hugger so that the drapes do not blow off when turning the bair hugger unit on. I always put a pillow or a folded blanket right under the hose so that the hose is not blowing directly onto an extremity. As I was doing this, one of the anesthesia techs tells me that I am doing it wrong, and that the bair hugger should be directly on the patient, with the safety belt ON TOP of the bair hugger. I explained that this increased the risk of burns to the patient since the directed air was in effect, trapped under the belt. I have actually seen burns from this before. What have your experiences been with this?