“20-year-old seriously injured after armed robbery shooting.”
“Pedestrian suffers life-threatening injuries in traffic accident”
“Man seriously injured in fall from balcony at Performing Arts Center”
Trauma Is A Leading Cause of Death
Most people don’t think about trauma centers until they, or someone they know, needs one. Even then our perceptions are often formed by what we see on television or in the movies with lots of chaos and noise and a brilliant medical team. All of those things are true, but the work of saving a seriously injured patient might come down to something as simple as whether or not the medical team can prevent hypothermia.
“Hypothermia is a known complication of trauma that contributes to poor patient outcomes and increased mortality. Hypothermia is defined as a core temperature less than 35◦C and occurs in 2% to 33% of trauma admissions to the ED.”
One of the ways that hospitals use to prevent hypothermia is little known but very important: blankets that have been warmed to a precise temperature. These blankets do the double duty of preventing heat loss and adding warmth. Blanket warmers aren’t only used in hospital trauma centers. They are also used in recovery and delivery rooms.
The Safest Blanket Warmers On The Market
The Memmert blanket warmer IFbw does one thing perfectly: it warms non-sterile cloths and blankets to any precise temperature between 40 °C and 60 °C. Because it’s often used in hospitals in emergency or surgical situations, it must be absolutely, reliably safe and it is.
It’s a Class I medical device in accordance with the EU Directive 93/42/EEC which means that it has been assessed in accordance with, and meets all the provisions of the EU legislation, including those related to safety. Memmert blanket warmers aren’t limited to use in hospitals. They can be used by veterinarians, dentists, and even spa owners.
- The heating capacity is limited to 80 °C to prevent overheating if the blanket warmer is overloaded.
- The interior air is constantly circulated and three platinum sensors monitor the interior surface temperatures.
- An automatic open door sensor switches the heater and fan off when the door is opened.
- A mechanical temperature limiter interrupts the power supply when the temperature reaches 85 °C.
Memmert’s blanket warmer includes all of the standard user-friendly features of its other equipment such as an easy-to-use operating menu, a wide range of programming and documentation options, and corrosion-resistant, easily cleanable stainless steel for the working chamber and housing.
Don’t take chances with an inferior product. If you are responsible for sourcing your medical facility’s blanket warmers, call us to talk about why a Memmert IFbw is the best, and really the only choice for your doctors and patients. (262) 594-3941