The Thermal Angel Blood and IV Fluid Infusion Warmer was designed with your hospital in mind.
“I know hypothermia is a problem, but we have limited time. How can the Thermal Angel help me?”
Life in the hospital is already hectic enough. If a patient could benefit from warm fluids, complex fluid warmers often go unused due to time constraints. Historically, a hospital may have only one or two of these complex warmers that require AC power. In a fast-paced situation, there may be no time to wait for long warm up times (up to 8 minutes), assuming your department has one of those older types of technology.
The Thermal Angel Blood and IV Fluid Infusion Warmer was designed to be elegantly simple, battery-powered, with a very rapid warm up time. By focusing on the requirements of the busy hospital staff, the Thermal Angel was developed to allow use in all areas of the hospital including:
- Emergency Room
- Operating Room
- Intensive Care
- Labor & Delivery
- Blood Bank
Thermal Angel Features Include
- Lightweight (9 ounces) and portable
- Quick setup within 30 seconds, warms in approximately 45 seconds
- Standard luer fittings that will accept all standard IV line sets
- Disposable (single patient use), no cartridges or cleaning
- Meets AABB (American Association of Blood Banks) Standards
Because the Thermal Angel is elegantly simple, there are no knobs, settings or switches. An experienced user can set up the Thermal Angel in a matter of seconds. The U.S. Army Ranger Medics are trained to set up and use the Thermal Angel in complete darkness in less than one minute in battlefield conditions. The Thermal Angel can meet these stringent battlefield military specifications.
Quick Warm Up
The Thermal Angel is warming within 45 seconds.
Because the logistics of training hospital personnel are so challenging, the Thermal Angel was designed to require minimal training. The 5 Steps are printed on the Thermal Angel label, bag, and instruction insert. Furthermore, there is an instructional video available on the Thermal Angel website which can be viewed in less than 3 minutes. By providing multiple avenues for training, the end user chooses the approach most appropriate for them and their time schedule. Most hospitals train themselves on the Thermal Angel and do not require an in-house training session.
The Thermal Angel was designed to be compatible with any standard IV or blood administration/extension set. For customer convenience, a 9 Inch IV Extension Set (TA-9EXTNF) is sold as an accessory to the Thermal Angel. However, standard luer connections at the proximal and distal ends allow universal use of the Thermal Angel in any clinical setting. Unlike many other fluid warmers, the Thermal Angel requires neither proprietary tubing sets nor proprietary cassettes.
Due to their size and AC power requirement, many other fluid warming devices are clearly not intended as portable fluid warming solutions.
Uniquely, the Thermal Angel allows for a continuum of care with no interruption of the infusion of warm blood or intravenous fluids. The Thermal Angel can be used at first contact with the patient, whether at a trauma scene, in transport to a healthcare facility, or inside a hospital, clinic or surgery center.
Low Capital Equipment Expenditures and No Contract Requirements
The Thermal Angel was designed to require a minimal capital expenditure with no commitments from the hospital in order to encourage warming for all patients, not just a select few cases. It’s very easy to set up a trial, so just give us a call. You can have a Thermal Angel in your hands within days. We know you and your co-workers will love it.
Disposables and Movement of Patients Between Departments
Since the Thermal Angel is a portable, battery-powered single patient device, there are no additional costs due to movement of patients. The Thermal Angel stays with the patient throughout the continuum of care to virtually any department the patient visits, untethered by the requirements of AC power. There are no new disposable costs from OR, to Recovery, to ICU, and finally, to the patient room.
And because the Thermal Angel is disposable, there are no complex sterilization or calibration procedures. Simply dispose of the Thermal Angel after patient use. The Bio Techs in your facility will love this.
More details about the Thermal Angel here.