Transfusion of blood and fluids during transport
Have you ever had to give patients cold blood or fluids during transport?
Bleeding patients may require transport within or outside the hospital for treatment. But if doctors do not have access to transportable blood and fluid warmers, they can feel forced to transfuse cold blood or fluids during transportation.
TRANSFUSION OF COLD FLUIDS CAN LEAD TO HYPOTHERMIA
Transfusing cold blood or fluids should never be an option. Infusing a bleeding patient with cold blood can lead to hypothermia with severe consequences.
Hypothermia not only accelerates blood loss and thereby the use of blood products, it also increases the risk of infection and prolongs hospitalization time up to 20%. 1,2
HIGH NEED FOR EQUIPMENT SUITED FOR TRANSPORTATION
With larger hospitals and more centralization of specialty treatment the need for blood and fluid warmers that can follow the patient during transport to ensure consistency of premium care is growing.
The °M Warmer System is a blood and fluid warmer designed to go with the patient, so you never have to give cold blood or fluids during transport again.
The °M Warmer System is ideal for blood transfusions during transport
The °M Warmer System can easily travel with the patient anywhere inside and outside the hospital, enabling a continuous flow of warm blood or IV fluids during transportation.
°M Warmer System
Fast set-up time and intuitive use
Set-up time is less than 30 seconds, and the system cannot be assembled incorrectly.
Low weight and compact design
Weighs only 760 grams.
High flow rates and large warming capacity
Blood and fluids can be heated from 5°C to 37°C at flowrates up to 150 ml/min.
Seamless handover between hospital and ambulance
The same single-use warmer follows the patient all the way.
Flexible power supply with battery or stationary option
The stationary power supply offers unlimited volume of warm fluids and is the only power supply approved for ground vehicles.
1: Sessler, Daniel I. MD: Mild Perioperative Hypothermia. New England Journal of Medicine. 336 (24):1730‐1737, June 1997
2: Jarvis – OEF OIF Casualty Statistics & Lessons Learned-REVISED 18 April 2005, C.A.L.L.
3: Martin, R Shayn;et al. Injury-associated hypothermia: an analysis, Shock Vol 24(2), Aug. 2005, pp 114