°M Warmer - Blood/IV fluid warmer

°MEQU has developed an IV-blood warmer for emergency transfusions. It’s a portable fluid warmer which warms up blood from cold to body temperature within seconds. The °M Warmer System includes a Power Pack and a single use °M Warmer. The two parts are easily connected resulting in less than 30 seconds setup time. Blood and other infusion fluids can be heated from 5°C to 37°C at flowrates up to 150 ml/min. The Power Pack has enough capacity to heat 1.5 litres of cold fluid (4°C) or 3.0 litres of fluid at room temperature (21°C) to body temperature.

When we treat critical patients we want the products to be intuitive and very easy to implement.

BENEDICT KJÆRGAARD Chief Physician & Hypothermia Expert

The Power Pack and single use °M Warmer have a compact design and together weigh 760 grams making the °M Warmer System ideal for pre-hospital use. The single-use warmer’s small size (10cm x 5cm x 2cm) allows it to be attached to the patient close to the infusion site, using its integrated adhesive pad. This drastically reduces the risk of pulling out the catheter as well as reducing heat loss in the tubing.

The small and powerful °M Warmer can be used throughout the complete patient journey from the accident site, during transport to a hospital, and also inside the hospital. This means that blood transfusion can seamlessly continue from the point of injury until the patient no longer needs IV fluids by using one single °M Warmer.

Power Pack+ has more than 1/3 increased blood and IV fluid warming capacity than the current Power Pack. This means that 2 liters of cold blood or fluid can be warmed up and infused to a patient on a single charge of the battery.

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Whole Patient journey

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.[4]

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 late.

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.

  • Fast and foolproof setup – 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
  • Extremely efficient warming capabilities – 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.
  • Low weight and small volume – 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
  • Adhesive for secure attachment close to the infusion site – 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.
  • Approved for use in helicopters and airplanes
  1. Campbell G, Alderson P, Smith AF, Warttig S, Warming of intravenous and irrigation fluids for preventing inadvertent perioperative hypothermia (Review)

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