5 Uses for Blanket and Fluid Warming Cabinets

5 Uses for Blanket and Fluid Warming Cabinets

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Being a medical professional means wanting to provide the very best possible care for your patients. Keeping them comfortable and as pain-free as possible are important aspects of why blanket warmers and fluid warmers are essential in a medical setting.

Outpatient Surgery’s article Patient Warming’s Not-So-Obvious Benefits highlights some reasons to warm patients:

  • Reduce anxiety

  • Increase patient comfort

  • Reduce bleeding

  • Reduce chances for cardiac problems

  • Less anesthesia required to put patients to sleep

  • Increase response to medication

  • Reduce shivering, which also reduces the need to take repeated readings

  • Faster recovery

Medical warming cabinets can be used for multiple purposes depending on your needs. Here are a few of their functions:

1. Blanket Warming

This is a pretty obvious example of one of the uses of the blanket warming cabinets.

Warm blankets not only ensure patients feel comfortable while in your medical facility, but also help prevent preoperative and postoperative hypothermia and have been proven to decrease hospital recovery time.

The Mayo Clinic staff reports that general anesthesia can cause shivering and potential body temperature levels to drop, making a warm blanket essential to patients for any type of procedure requiring anesthesia to prevent hypothermia.

2. Irrigation Solutions

Irrigating solutions’ main purpose is to maintain both the anatomic and physiologic integrity of intraocular tissues. Keeping these irrigation solutions warm, like with blankets, helps prevents preoperative hypothermia, decrease post-operative recovery time, and has the added benefit of providing the optimum wound healing environment and comfort during the procedure.

3. Intravenous Fluids

Intravenous therapy may be used to deliver medications for blood transfusion or for fluid replacement, and more. Keeping these fluids warm ensures the patient maintains the optimal internal temperature and feels comfortable during procedures.

4. Injection Fluids

Whenever fluids are injected, medical professionals must make sure it is warm in order to keep the body’s temperature at the normothermia state for maximum recovery rate.

The AORN recommends labeling and dating all fluids as well as posting the appropriate temperature on the side of the fluid warmer to avoid any confusion. They also recommend regularly checking the temperature to ensure it is at the desired level and notating it on a log.

5. Blood

Often used in emergency settings, operating rooms, and intensive care units, blood is also warmed using a medical warming cabinet to prevent hypothermia. It also allows the temperature to be safe for infusion.

FHC offers a full line of top quality customizable single, double or triple warming cabinets with a variety of features and options you can’t beat! Some of our options include touch screen control, built-in Ethernet, temperature recorder, and solution baskets. Manufactured of the highest quality, all of our warming cabinets undergo stringent testing procedures to assure a long life and accurate temperature settings.

Future Health Concepts understands how vital this equipment is for your hospital or surgery center and guarantees our product with a one-year labor and five-year parts warranty.

Check them out on our website, or give us a call at 888-282-8644 and see if we meet your specifications.

Staff 6/27/2018