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Monthly Focus
Trauma
The Chilling Effect of Hypothermia on Trauma Patients
By Art Hsieh

”Being badly injured is bad enough for trauma patients. However, to be injured and cold presents a much more serious situation from which to recover. As many as 50 percent of trauma patients transported by EMS are unintentionally hypothermic by the time they reach the hospital.”

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 IN THE FIELD
 Thermal Angel helps flight nurse with trauma patient

”When we received the trauma patient, her core temperature was 94A�F. We applied several warm blankets, turned up the heater and used the Thermal Angel. We were with the patient a total of 45 minutes and when we turned care over to the receiving facility, her core temperature was up to 98A�F. That's amazing!”

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Bound Tree University is dedicated to the education and interests of First Responders, Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) and Paramedics. All online courses are free and fully accredited by the Continuing Education Coordinating Board for Emergency Medical Services (CECBEMS).

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Thermal Angel Overview

The Thermal Angel is a lightweight, battery-powered blood and IV fluid warmer that serves as a single point of heated infusion from first patient contact through the entire continuum of care.
 

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Thermal Angel® Blood and IV Fluid Infusion Warmer

The Thermal Angel is a lightweight, battery-powered blood and IV fluid warmer that serves as a single point of heated infusion from first patient contact through the entire continuum of care.


SAM® Chest Seal

The SAM Chest Seal is a self-adherent occlusive dressing designed for treating open chest wounds.

Curaplex Adjustable Extrication Collar


The Curaplex Extrication Collar is an adjustable, single-use C-collar that is available in an adult or pediatric (a?minia?) size, accommodating a wide range of patients.

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