BARRIER® EasyWarm® active self-warming blanket is
the new patient warming solution that is simplicity itself. Once opened and
unfolded, the blanket reaches operational temperature within 30 minutes and
maintains an average temperature of 44°C for up to 10 hours.
Where does the heat in the blanket come from?
- The heat of the active self-warming blanket BARRIER EasyWarm is produced via an exothermic chemical reaction initiated by exposure to air, resulting from the oxidation of iron.
- The contents of the warmers are all-natural: activated carbon, iron, water, salt, clay and the chemicals are securely contained in 12 separate pockets.
- The pockets are designed and positioned to provide the maximum heat transfer in the most efficient manner. Average temperature of 44ºC is reached within 30 minutes.
- 12 air activated warming pads (13cm x 10cm) integrated into pockets of the top layer.
- Blanket size is 152cm x 92cm.
- Several layers of SMS (polypropylene). The layers and pockets are sewn together with polyester/cotton threads.
- The warming pads are made up of air permeable bags that contain active coal, clay, salt and iron powder.
- Vacuum packed into an airtight polymer bag.
Instructions for use
- Do not fold the blanket over itself.
- Remove from patient before X-ray or MRI is needed since the warming pads are not translucent.
- Warming pads should be placed facing up.
- It is recommended to avoid direct skin contact in areas with bruising, swelling and frostbite. In patients with impaired sensibility, reactivity or communication, skin response should be monitored regularly in accordance to hospital protocol.
- After use, dispose BARRIER EasyWarm with regular waste. Possible to incinerate.
- To be handled under supervision of healthcare provider.
- BARRIER EasyWarm is not designed to be used on children.
- If prolonged hypotension can be expected, use of the blanket should be avoided.
- The blanket should not be used in cases of severe peripheral vascular disease.