MAKING THE CRITICAL UNCOMPLICATED
A Portable Blood and IV Fluid Warming System
The easy-to-use, portable blood and IV fluid warmer
FAST & FOOLPROOF
In emergency cases, paramedics must respond quickly. Speed is crucial, requiring products to be very simple and easy to implement – so that vital treatments can start as quickly as possible. The °M warmer transfusion with warm fluid can start in less than 30 seconds.
Not only does the °M Warmer have an extremely powerful heating capability (150 ml / min), a quick warm-up time (less than 10 seconds) and a battery capacity of 1.5 litres of cold fluid (5°C), it is also designed to withstand water, drop on hard surfaces and have a strong power plug that guarantees high efficiency in any emergency usage.
Power pack and single-use °M Warmer have a lightweight build and together weigh 760g making the °M Warmer System suitable for emergency pre-hospital teams. The compact size of a single-use heater (10cm x 5cm x 2cm) allows it to be connected to a patient near to the infusion site using its incorporated adhesive pad.
°MEQU provides a fast and easy blood warming solution to treat patients in critical situations regardless of where the injury takes place.
WHY WE ARE DIFFERENT
Takes less than 30 seconds to set up and no assembly of different parts is needed. It only takes a simple 3-step procedure: Attach the IV line to the single use °M Warmer, attach the °M Warmer to the IV/OI access and connect the Power Pack.
Warms fluids (including blood) from 5°C to 37°C at flow rates up to 150ml/min. And on a single charge of the Power Pack, either 4 bags of 5°C cold blood (approximately 1.5 litres) or 3 litres of ambient temperature fluid can be warmed.
The Power Pack and single use °M Warmer only weighs 760 grams. The size of the Power Pack is 18cm x 9cm x 3.5cm and the size of the single use warmer is 10cm x 5cm x 2cm.
The °M Warmer is equipped with an adhesive on the back, which can be used to secure the °M Warmer to the patient close to the infusion site. This drastically reduces the risk of pulling out the catheter.
MILITARY & SPECIAL FORCES
The °M Warmer System was developed in collaboration with the military and special forces. The small volume, robust design and low weight make the °M Warmer ideal for use in extreme military situations
HELICOPTER EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES
The °M Warmer System is approved for use in helicopters and airplanes. The lightweight and portable design make the °M Warmer ideal for emergency transfusions in the air
RAPID RESPONSE VEHICLES & AMBULANCES
Paramedics must act fast and speed is crucial in trauma situations. The °M Warmer System’s fast and foolproof set-up allows for vital treatment to start before arrival at the hospital.
The °M Warmer System is designed to be ideal to use under stressful situations in hospitals. It is small and portable and therefore fast to use when the patient arrives at the hospital or continue the blood transfusion started during transit.
WARM BLOOD SAVES LIVES
Studies show that patients with admission temperatures less than 35 degrees C has significantly greater mortality. This is a significant risk as studies also show that hypothermia is the most common cause of clotting disorder and that approximately 57 % of trauma victims requiring immediate surgery become hypothermic in the period between injury and completion of the surgery.
The American Center for Army Lessons Learned (CALL) states that 80 % of trauma deaths in Iraq and Afghanistan had a body core temperature below 34 °C. The consequence of bleeding and a BCT below 34 °C is a 2.4-fold increase of blood loss, compared to having a normal body core temperature of 37 °C.
Prevention of hypothermia and early intervention are very important when it comes to temperature control of the body – waiting until arrival at the hospital could be too lat.
- Martin, R Shayn;et al. Injury-associated hypothermia: an analysis, Shock Vol 24(2), Aug. 2005, pp 114
- Kjærgård, B et. al, Behandling af den hypoterme patient, UGESKR LÆGER 170/23, 2008
- Betty J. Tsuei, Hypothermia in the trauma patient, Int. J. Care Injured (2004) 35, 7—15
- Jarvis – OEF OIF Casualty Statistics & Lessons Learned-REVISED 18 April 2005, C.A.L.L.
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