Warming/Cooling Units, Patient, Forced-Air
Definition : Patient warming/cooling units designed to warm or cool the patient by blowing air across the patient (i.e., convectively). These units consist of a warming/cooling system with a thermostatically controlled fan (blower) for heating or cooling and then forcing the air circulation; a specially designed reusable or disposable blanket; controls; and alarms. Forced-air patient warming/cooling units are used for rewarming patients in postanesthesia care units (PACUs), to help in the prevention of intraoperative hypothermia or to induce hypothermia in the operating room, and to cool feverish patients.
Entry Terms : "Forced-Air Warming/Cooling Systems"
UMDC code : 18851
Arizant Healthcare Inc
Arizant Inc.'s main subsidiary, Arizant Healthcare Inc., pioneered the concept of forced-air patient warming with the introduction of Bair Hugger therapy in 1987.
Gaymar Industries Inc
Gaymar has been a leading manufacturer of support surfaces and temperature management products. Specializing in outcomes-based product solutions for wound management, we offer a full line of products and technologies-from safety mattresses to Silver3 and Active Sensor Technology.
ThermoTek, Inc. has been a leader in the medical device industry for more than eighteen years. With our innovative designs for precision thermal management solutions and numerous patents on our technology, we continue to push the envelope with new and creative product offerings.