You’re Getting Warmer Part 2: Fluid and IV Warmers May 25 2016

In last weeks blog, we discussed the benefits of adding a blanket warmer to your practice. This week in “You’re Getting Warmer Part 1”, we will discuss similar benefits for fluid and IV warmers by Enthermics. 

First, is the DC Series Fluid Warmer which feature a patented cable heating array and an air mixing fan that assures an accurate set-point temperature, balanced air movement, and discreet operation. Also, Enthermics fluid warmers are extremely accurate; it ensures that your fluids are kept at the proper temperature and are always available without the expense and set-up time needed for in-line warming systems. The WarmRight concept ensures that you'll always have the right temperature for the right product! This is important for safety because irrigation and injection fluids need to be warmed to different temperatures. Enthermics warmers are pre-programmed to warm irrigation and injection fluids to different set-point temperatures depending on the choice selected: irrigation fluids to 66°C/150°F, and injection fluids to 40°C/104°F.

This fluid warmer also features a patented multi-zone fluid heating system that actively monitors the temperature in each zone of the cabinet and only provides heat when it is needed, where it is needed; an efficient, balanced heating system allows for low energy consumption and minimal heat loss; flat heating pads that apply heat evenly over a wide area; a coated glass door which reflects heat back into the cavity; efficient and long-lasting LED bulb lights in the interior; an on-board diagnostics alert staff when problems occur, such as power outages; an on-board safety mechanisms prevent fluid overheating, even if a malfunction occurs due to external power surges; audible alarms; easy-to-use, hands-free door handle; spring-loaded door hinge keeps the door open; programmable controls; set temperature can be locked. This product comes in two models: DC250L - 12 One Liter Bottle Capacity or 16 One Liter Bags 21.9'' x 18.4'' x 24.8'' and DC400L - 20 One Liter Bottle Capacity or 28 One Liter Bags 21.9'' x 24'' x 27.1''. This product costs around $3,000. 

Next is the convenient, safe and easy to use Enthermics ivNow Fluid Warmer. This system quickly warms and maintains safe temperatures of intravenous and irrigation fluids. ivNow fluid warmers can be placed on countertops, be wall-mounted, or mounted on mobile equipment stands and are constructed with a lightweight, medical grade plastic housing and an anodized aluminum heat plate.

This product can help your patients maintain normothermia cost-effectively. ivNow medical fluid warmers are cost-effective alternatives to expensive in-line and infusion fluid warming systems that require costly disposables and time to set up. Each fluid warming cavity is separately controlled and features an L.E.D. display. A sensor in the heating plate detects the I.V. bag and engages the heater to quickly warm the fluid. Two temperature sensors continuously monitor the temperature of the fluid bag to maintain the fluid temperature within +0/-2ºC (+0/-3ºF) of the set point temperature. The electronic control monitors how long the bag has been held at temperature, and can be displayed at the touch of a button. The control alerts users when a fluid bag has been held at temperature longer than 14 days. The IV warmer heats to 40°C (104°F) in 30 minutes or less. 

This warmer comes in six models:

ivNow-1 - 1 Bag Capacity (around $1000);
ivNow-2 - 2 Bag Capacity (around $1700);
ivNow-3 - 3 Bag Capacity (around $2400);
ivNow-4 - 4 Bag Capacity, Wall Mount Only (around $3100);
ivNow-5 - 5 Bag Capacity, Wall Mount Only (around $3600); and
ivNow-6 - 6 Bag Capacity, Wall Mount Only (around $4050).


Either system is sure to add some “warmth” to your practice so call us to day for more information!