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3M Bair Ranger | Fluid Warmer

3M Blair Ranger | Fluid Warmer
The project started out as a concept for Augustine Medical 1998, whose company initiated the beginning stages of the design and development process of the fluid warming system. The product then must have been purchased by 3M years after. 

Based on new invention, the warmer was designed for simple manufacturing using thermo-formed plastics to reduce tooling costs and because of minimal volumes at introduction, The product has morphed throughout the process, from original concept to final production. Due to initial budgets and forecasts, internalized development teams simplified it's aesthetics and manufacturing even more, hence the final production piece. 

The product: Anesthetized patients can’t regulate their temperature, allowing core body temperature to drop rapidly when exposed to the cold environment of the OR and other factors. The cold fluid used for irrigation can make the task of keeping patients normothermic even more challenging. 

The 3M™ Ranger™ Irrigation Advantage. Easy Ranger irrigation warming offers an intuitive, easy-to-use solution for high-volume, high-performance surgical irrigation fluid warming in a compact, space-saving design. 

Real-time warming: Unlike traditional warming cabinets where warming ends when fluid is removed, the Ranger system initiates warming as the fluid is being delivered to the patient. You have true control of fluid temperature, eliminating the potential cool down of fluid bags removed from the cabinet sometimes hours earlier. 

No overheating There is no risk of overheating the fluid because the Ranger system’s dry heat technology monitors fluid temperature four times each second, adjusting as needed to maintain a 41ºC set point. 

The result: fast, accurate heat control Dry heat (not water bath) The Ranger system uses dry heat technology; avoiding the potential for nosocomial pathogens that may be associated with water bath-based warmers. Water in water bath warmers has long been identified as a potential source of gram-negative bacilli.
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