Frisco, Texas-based OxySure Systems, Inc., a firm specializing in easy-to-use medical emergency oxygen solutions using its FDA-cleared “oxygen from powder” technology, has teamed up with Estill Medical Technologies, inventor and manufacturer of the FDA-cleared “Thermal Angel Blood and IV Fluid Infusion Warmer,” in launching a new Ebola Intervention Kit.
OxySure’s “Ebola Intervention Kit” is designed to provide caregivers, especially ones working in less-than-ideal circumstances, two critical tools for early treatment of Ebola patients or persons showing possible Ebola symptoms. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in addressing a patient showing Ebola symptoms, “the following basic interventions, when used early, can significantly improve the chances of survival:
• Providing intravenous (IV) fluids and balancing electrolytes (body salts)
• Maintaining oxygen status and blood pressure
• Treating other infections if they occur”
The “Ebola Intervention Kit” consists of the Thermal Angel Blood and IV Fluid Warmer and the OxySure 615 Portable Emergency Oxygen System. The companies are also in discussions with other suppliers to possibly expand the kit in a modular way.
For caregivers who wish to warm the IV fluids given to their patients, the “Ebola Intervention Kit” includes the U.S. Military’s Thermal Angel Ultra Operations Module, which provides a disposable Thermal Angel, an Ultra Battery 1, and all of the charging options for field use. The Thermal Angel allows the caregiver to warm the IV fluids given to the patient, in order to help prevent fluid induced hypothermia into an already stressed patient.
By combining the Thermal Angel fluid warmer and the OxySure emergency oxygen solution (see more below), caregivers now have access to a kit that requires no AC power and is portable, includes disposables that can be discarded, and is easy to use with simple instructions.
The “Ebola Intervention Kit (TA-OXYS-EIK)” contains:
1 of Estill’s Thermal Angel Ultra Operations Module (TA-UOM)
1 of OxySure’s Model 615 Oxygen from Powder device
For caregivers who wish to warm the IV fluids given to their patients, the “Ebola Intervention Kit” includes the U.S. Military’s Thermal Angel Ultra Operations Module, which provides a disposable Thermal Angel, an Ultra Battery 1, and all of the charging options for field use. The Thermal Angel allows the caregiver to warm the IV fluids given to the patient, in order to help prevent fluid-induced hypothermia into an already stressed patient.
The Thermal Angel is an in-line, battery-powered disposable, lightweight and completely portable blood and IV fluid warming device, capable of intravenous application and irrigation warming. The Thermal Angel can be used to help prevent fluid-induced hypothermia.
Thermal Angel Blood and IV Fluid Warmer Features Include:
• Disposable: No cleaning, maintenance, or calibration
• Simple: seconds to set up/seconds to warm up
• Portable: Operates from a rechargeable (Ultra Battery 1 or Standard Battery)
• Compact: 9 inches/9 ounces; Placed near the infusion site for minimal heal loss through tubing
• High Flow Rate: up to 150 ml/min
• Compatible: Standard connections
Because the Thermal Angel is elegantly simple, with no knobs, settings or switches, an experienced user can set it up in a matter of seconds. The Thermal Angel was designed to be compatible with any standard IV or blood administration/extension set.
Because the Thermal Angel is Battery powered (Ultra Battery 1 or Standard Battery), it allows for a continuum of care with no interruption of the infusion of warm blood or intravenous fluids. The Thermal Angel can be used at first contact with the patient, whether at a trauma scene, in transport to a healthcare facility, or inside a hospital, clinic or surgery center.
The Thermal Angel was designed to require a minimal capital expenditure with no commitments in order to encourage warming for all patients, not just a select few cases.
Disposables and Movement of Patients Between Departments
Since the Thermal Angel is a portable, battery-powered single patient device, there are no additional costs due to movement of patients. The Thermal Angel stays with the patient throughout the continuum of care to virtually any department the patient visits, untethered by the requirements of AC power. There are no new disposable costs from OR, to Recovery, to ICU, and finally, to the patient room. Because the Thermal Angel is elegantly simple, there are no knobs, settings or switches. An experienced user can set up the Thermal Angel in a matter of seconds.
For caregivers who wish to provide emergency oxygen to their patients, the “Ebola Intervention Kit” also includes the OxySure 615 Portable Oxygen System, which creates oxygen from powder, requiring no oxygen tanks or power, and can be used in remote, undeveloped or rural situations.
The OxySure Portable Emergency Oxygen System, Model 615 is now available in the U.S. and other countries for the first time. It is cleared by the US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) for over the counter sale, and no prescription is required. Model 615 allows a parent, bystander or the victim him/herself to administer lifesaving oxygen in event of a medical emergency, while waiting for first responders to arrive.
OxySure’s 11 Benefits & Features of the Device:
(1) Safety: Powders are dry and inert until the knob is turned, instantly creating medical grade oxygen. There is no explosion hazard, no fire hazard, no environmental hazard, and no toxicity hazard.
(2) No Training Required: A simple turn of the knob starts the oxygen. Ease of use makes the product ideal for lay person use.
(3) No maintenance required.
(4) No hydrostatic testing required.
(5) Can be shipped “rescue ready.”
(6) No prescription required. FDA approved for OTC sale.
(8) No licenses or permits required.
(9) Can be placed in any public access venue or private venue.
(10) Can be used in ANY medical emergency, prior to the arrival of first responders.
(11) It is also ideal for placement right next to an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) for post-resuscitation use in a cardiac arrest incident.
OxySure Model 615 cab to preposition in any public or private venue to enhance emergency preparedness. The product is used by a bystander, colleague, family member or sometimes even the patient him/herself – to “bridge the gap” between the onset of a medical emergency and the time first responders arrive on the scene. In the process, it can improve medical emergency outcomes significantly, and it complements the efforts of the first responders. Used typically by a lay rescuer, but also frequently used by nurses, coaches/athletic directors, trainers, security personnel, fire marshals, and so forth. It can be used in any medical emergency, including, but not limited to, cardiac arrest (post-resuscitation), heart attack, stroke, asthma attack (in conjunction with a bronchodilator, as applicable), COPD exacerbation, heat exhaustion, hypoxia/altitude sickness, migraine attacks, poisoning/overdose, diabetic emergencies, smoke inhalation, breathing difficulties, allergy emergencies, seizures, chest pain, fainting, dehydration, near drowning, hyperthermia, injury with trauma, burn victims, and other medical, general or civil emergencies. Homeland security applications (including emergency preparedness, mass casualty situations, etc.), civil emergencies, mining applications, and aviation applications are also applicable.
The OxySure Model 615 system has an award winning, ergonomically effective industrial design. It also comes with a carry strap for easy mobility.
By combining the Thermal Angel fluid warmer and the OxySure emergency oxygen solution, caregivers now have access to a kit that requires no AC power and is portable, includes disposables that can be discarded, and is easy to use with simple instructions.
In a joint statement, Julian Ross, CEO and Jay Lopez, President stated: “With the Ebola issue, we are very aware of the challenges that caregivers face in supporting their patients. We believe that our new Ebola Intervention Kit will be especially beneficial to those caregivers who are challenged with supporting patients in areas that lack power, or need to have the ability to easily dispose of products that are used to treat Ebola patients. We have seen great success in supporting the U.S. Military with our Thermal Angel Blood and IV Fluid Warmer, so this is another example of the military leading the way to changes in civilian medicine.”
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Estill Medical Technologies, Inc. develops, markets and sells the Thermal Angel blood and intravenous fluid infusion warmer. The Thermal Angel is an FDA-cleared, battery powered, disposable, lightweight and portable device that is used to warm blood or IV fluid at the point of injury or stationary environments. The Thermal Angel fills the void in pre-hospital, hospital, EMS, Air Ambulance, military and government settings when an easy to use solution is required to infuse warmed fluids into a patient. The Thermal Angel combines the required features of a sterile fluid path with the intelligence of an advanced medical instrument creating a small, lightweight, disposable and portable fluid warmer that can follow a patient through the continuum of care. The Thermal Angel is the leading product procured by the U.S. Military. Estill holds three patents for the Thermal Angel in the U.S. as well as patents in other countries. For more information, visit:
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