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Comparison to SMITHS Fluid Warmer and Ranger Fluid Warmer

Comparison of the Thermal Angel Blood and IV Fluid Warmer to other blood warmers

Comparison of Blood and IV Fluid Warming Products:

SMITHS Hotline Fluid Warmer* Arizant Bair Hugger Ranger Fluid Warmer** Thermal Angel Blood and IV Warmer TA-200***
Temperature Control Indirect, circulating water Indirect, warming plates Direct, thermistors in fluid path, measure temperature of infusate
Set Up Time 2-4 minutes 2-4 minutes Less than a minute
Disposable Sets Requires special tubing Requires proprietary cassette No special tubing
Portable No. Requires AC No. Requires AC Yes. Battery
Weight 13 lb. 8 lbs. 9 oz.
Mounting Options IV pole must be near power outlet IV pole must be near power outlet Near the patient
Maintenance Required Yes Yes Disposable
Notes Not the Level 1 Fluid Warmer. Sometimes called Bear Hugger. Portable Blood IV Fluid Warmer

Thermal Angel Blood and IV Fluid Warmer Ultra Emergency Pack TA-UEP

The Thermal Angel is very easy to set up

Thermal Angel Directions for Use

Thermal Angel product information

 

 

 

Data Sources:

Hotline Marketing Literature, Chart Title “HOTLINE Fluid and Blood Warmer Infusate Delivery Temperature” [42 degree Celsius HOTLINE Water Bath Temperature – measured at the patient end of the 2.4 m (8 ft.) L-70 disposable tubing set], Level 1, Inc. (Smiths Medical).

Ranger Marketing Literature, Chart Title “Ranger System Performance” [Fluid temperature at end of patient line], Augustine Medical, Inc.****

 

* Specifications Source: ECRI’s “Healthcare Product Comparison System”, December 2002; Brochures; People often describe this as the SMITHS Medical Level 1 Fluid Warmer H-1200 or SMITHS Medical Level One Fluid Warmer H-1200, but that is a different product from the Hotline.

** Specifications Source: ECRI’s “Healthcare Product Comparison System”, December 2002; Brochures

*** Specifications Source: Estill Medical Technologies, June 29, 2004

**** Sometimes Arizant Bair Hugger is spelled incorrectly as Bear Hugger. Arizant used to be known as Augustine Medical.

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