Accession Number : ADB164094

Title :   Portable Fluid Infusion/Warming Device for Hemorrhagic Shock. Phase 1.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 15 Jul 91-15 Jan 92,

Corporate Author : BELMONT INSTRUMENT CORP BILLERICA MA

Personal Author(s) : Cassidy, David

Report Date : 15 JAN 1992

Pagination or Media Count : 31

Abstract : A major cause of combat death is rapid hemorrhage. We are developing a compact portable system for rapid infusion and warming of crystalloid fluid or blood substitute for volume replacement in hemorrhagic shock. The system will be capable of infusion rates exceeding 1 liter/minute and will utilize unique power conversion technology for heating the infusate fluid in a much more compact and light weight package than has previously been available. The system will be designed to operate from battery or vehicle power and to function immediately without a 'warm up' period. The main objective of Phase I was to demonstrate efficient inductive magnetic heating of an infusate with rapid response time in a compact package. A bench prototype system was designed, built, and tested. Blood warming; Hemorrhagic shock; Infusion; SBIR; RA II

Descriptors :   *BLOOD, *HEATING, *INFUSIONS, BLOOD SUBSTITUTES, CONVERSION, DEATH, FLUIDS, FUNCTIONS, HEMORRHAGE, HEMORRHAGIC SHOCK, LIGHT, PHASE, POWER, PROTOTYPES, RATES, REPLACEMENT, RESPONSE, SHOCK, SUBSTITUTES, TIME, VEHICLES, VOLUME, WARFARE, WEIGHT.

Subject Categories : Anatomy and Physiology
      Air Condition, Heating, Lighting & Ventilating
      Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE