QinFlow Blood And Fluid Warming Systems: Saving Lives Through Efficient Thermal Management

Accidents and unintentional injuries are the third leading cause of mortality in the United States. The ratio of death happening immediately after the injury is even more alarming. Despite advances in medical and emergency management services, more than half of injury patients expire in the field or die shortly after reaching the hospital. In fact, blood loss leading to organ failure is one of the primary causes of morbidity among patients. Thus, immediate administration of blood transfusion therapy is crucial. From the point of injury until the patient receives hospital-grade care, blood and fluid warming systems—such as that offered by Quality In Flow Ltd.—play an essential role in injury and trauma management.

In cases that require immediate transfusion therapy, access to a blood warming device is essential. This fact is due to the reality that blood needs to be stored at 4 degrees Celsius to maintain therapeutic efficacy and prevent bacterial growth. Similarly, most fluids, such as plasma and platelets, are stored below body temperature.

Hypothermia is a serious threat to trauma patients since it can induce the lethal “Triad of Death”, a vicious cycle involving hypothermia, acidosis, and coagulopathy, which can occur even in warm climates. It is imperative therefore to warm blood products to body temperature during resuscitation to trauma patients. The compact and portable design from QinFlow—short for “Quality in Flow”—allows easy integration of blood and fluid warming systems within the entire emergency care continuum. With QinFlow blood and fluid warming systems, warming blood or IV fluids will be the least of responders’ worries. Thus, they can focus on saving the patient’s life.

The emergency care continuum can be viewed in three parts: emergency medical service at the point of injury; care and transport of the injured; and the emergency settings in the hospital (ED, Trauma, Surgery, and ICU). Smooth patient’s handover between each setting is critical to the overall quality of care.

Introduced in early 2014, QinFlow’s blood warming device and products are designed to focus on the patient’s resuscitation needs across the entire continuum of care. Using patented technology and certified according to top EMS regulatory standards, QinFlow’s blood and fluid warming systems facilitate treatment in all emergency settings and provide continuous care to the injured from the point of injury, during the evacuation, and in the various emergency settings in the hospital.

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