Warming Units, Blood/Intravenous Solution
Definition : Warming units designed for in-line heating of banked blood, blood products, and intravenous (IV) solutions from about 4 degrees Celsius to near body temperature (e.g., 35 to 37 degrees Celsius) before infusion. These units usually include a disposable bag or coil of tubing and a heat exchanger (e.g., dry heat, radio-frequency, circulating fluid, water bath); some units include temperature controls and/or alarms. Usually, the blood or solution is warmed as it passes through the bag or tubing that is exposed to the heat exchanger. Blood/solution warming units are typically mounted on an IV pole between the infusion bag and the patient's venous line; they are used to minimize adverse thermal reactions in the patient. Some units are also used to heat irrigation solutions for use in arthroscopy, laparoscopy, and other procedures.
Entry Terms : "Warming Units, Blood/Solution" , "Warmers, Blood/Solution" , "Blood/Solution Warmers" , "Warmers, Infusion Solution" , "IV Fluid Warmers" , "Fluid Warmers" , "Warmers, Blood, Water-Bath" , "Warmers, Blood, Radiofrequency" , "Warmers, Blood, Microwave" , "Warmers, Blood, Dry-Heat" , "Warmers, Blood, Circulating-Fluid" , "Warmers, Blood" , "Warmers, Solution" , "Warmers, Blood, Coil" , "Blood Warmers, Water" , "Solution Warmers" , "Blood Warmers, Radiofrequency" , "Blood Warmers"
UMDC code : 10447