Portable fluid warming system

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2011-02-22

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Brijesh S. Gill
Charles Cox, Jr.
Ofodike A. Ezekoye
Ozgur Ekici

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United States Patent and Trademark Office

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The present invention relates to a portable apparatus for warming biocompatible fluids for use in the treatment of injured patients and a method of heating a biocompatible fluid to treat a patient experiencing hypothermia. The present invention may be used to warm intravenous fluids for trauma resuscitation or to warm air from a ventilator circuit. The portable nature of the present invention makes it highly suitable for field applications, such as a forward surgical hospital near a combat zone.

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