Introduction to the Bair Paws Patient Paws Patient Adjustable Warming System
The Bair Paws patient adjustable warming system consists of the Model 850 forced-air warming unit and disposable warming gowns. The Bair Paws Model 850 and warming gown can provide comfort warming and prewarming to patients in preoperative settings. In postoperative settings the Model 850 can provide comfort warming.
This manual includes service procedures and unit specifications for the Model 850 warming unit. Please refer to the Instructions for Use included with the Bair Paws warming gown for more information about the gown.
Bair Paws Model 850 Warming Unit
The Bair Paws Model 850 warming unit has the following key elements: a blower, a heating element, and a hand-held temperature controller. The warming unit delivers warmed air through a hose that is connected to a port in a Bair Paws gown. The patient can adjust the air temperature using the temperature controller.
The Model 850 warming unit is indicated for patient warming. This warming unit has been designed for use with the Bair Paws warming gowns in all preoperative and postoperative settings.
Do not apply heat to lower extremities during aortic cross-clamping. Thermal injury may occur if heat is applied to ischemic limbs.
• Do not initiate patient warming unless the Model 850 warming unit is safely placed on a hard surface or securely mounted. Otherwise, injury may result.
• The Model 850 warming unit meets the international electronic interference requirements of EN 60601-1-2 and EN 55011. However, if radio frequency interference with monitoring equipment occurs, connect the warming unit to a different power source.
• Monitor the patient’s temperature and cutaneous response every 10-20 minutes or according to institutional protocol and monitor the patient’s vital signs regularly.
Proper Use and Maintenance
Arizant Healthcare Inc. assumes no responsibility for the reliability, performance, or safety of the unit if any of the following events occur:
• Modifications or repairs are performed by unqualified personnel.
• The warming unit is used in a manner other than that described in the Operator’s Manual or Service Manual.
• The warming unit is installed in an environment that does not meet the appropriate electrical and grounding requirements.