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CMP Recessed OR Supply Cabinets and Warmers at INOVA!

The New INOVA Women’s Hospital features CMP’s Stainless Steel Operating Room Cabinets.

Check out INOVA’s new video. You will see CMP’s beautiful Recessed Operating Room Supply Cabinets and Warmers in their new ORs at 2:24. CMP is honored to be part of this beautiful new hospital. It is rated one of the best in the nation by US News and World report!

The OR Supply Console and Blanket and Solution Warmer provide more space in the Operating Room due to their flush, recessed installation.  Learn More

 

 

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What temperature should blanket and solution warming cabinets be set?

Blanket and Solution Warmer Temperature Guidelines:

As the manufacturer of some of the most popular warming cabinets worldwide, Continental Metal Products Healthcare Division, is often asked by clinical hospital staff,  What temperature should blanket and solution warming cabinets be set? CMP refers hospital and Surgery Center professionals to ECRI* and AORN* guidelines.

Blanket Warming Cabinets Temperature Recommendation: 130℉( 54℃ )*

Solution Warming Cabinets Temperature Recommendation: 110℉ ( 43℃ )*or refer to solution manufacturer’s specifications.*

Temperature Data Recording Recommendations : “The temperature of the warming cabinet should be checked at regular intervals and documented on a log or electronically.”*

Quick Temp Electronic Temperature Recorder

CMP Warming Cabinet Control Panel with Quick-Temp Temperature Monitoring System

CMP Warming Cabinet Control Panel with Quick-Temp Temperature Monitoring System

ECRI* and AORN* Guidelines for Warming Cabinets

“ECRI Institute recommends that temperature settings on blanket warming cabinets be limited to 130℉( 54℃ ) and that solution warming cabinets be limited to 110℉ ( 43℃ ). Temperature above this level unnecessarily  increases the risks of burns while providing no additional clinical benefit.” *ECRI Recommendations

AORN recommends a limit of 130ºF for blankets and to be in accordance with solution manufacturer recommendations regarding specific solutions.*

ECRI had previously recommended a limit of 110℉ (43 ℃) because solutions were often being warmed in the same cabinets as blankets, and the lower temperature eliminated the serious burn risk presented by excessively heated solutions. With increasing recognition in the healthcare community that solutions should be kept at lower temperatures than, and therefore heated separately from blankets, they believe that their recommendation for blankets can be made less stringent. They continue to recommend that solution warming cabinets be limited to 110℉.

AORN Environments of Care* makes the following recommendations:

Blanket Warming

“The temperature range of blanket or linen warming cabinets should not exceed 130°F (54.4°C).”*

Solution Warming

“The temperature range of solution warming cabinets should be in accordance with the solution manufacturer’s specifications.”*

All Warmer Temperature Recording

“Post the temperature parameters on the cabinet for ready reference. Be consistent within your facility. The temperature of the warming cabinet should be checked at regular intervals and documented on a log or electronically.”*

Continental Metal Products Dual Compartment Warming Cabinets allow for easy, separately controlled heating of both blankets and solutions. Our new “Quick-Temp” monitoring system makes warmer data temperature logging easier and more accurate than ever before. Simply insert a flash drive into the control panel and all your data is ready to download into your PC. For more information, please click our links below or Contact Continental Metal Products.

 ”QUICK-TEMP” temperature monitoring system utilizing USB flash drive for data logging

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Dual Compartment Warming Cabinets

CMP Warming Cabinet Control Panel with Quick-Temp Temperature Monitoring System

CMP Warming Cabinet Control Panel with Quick-Temp Temperature Monitoring System

*Resources:

  • Recommended practices for a safe environment of care. In: Perioperative Standards and Recommended Practices. Denver, CO: AORN, Inc;2013;217-242.
  • Hazard report: ECRI Institute revises its recommendation for temperature limits on blanket warmers. Health devices. 2009;38(7):230-231.

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ECRI Institute Continues to Recommend Maximum Temperature Setting of 130℉ for Blanket Warming Cabinets

What Temperature should Hospital Warming cabinets, Blanket Warmers and Solution Warmers be set at?

ECRI Blanket warmer and solution warmer recommendations remain the same as noted in March of 2010. ECRI warming cabinet recommendations.

The ECRI states in February 2014;”Ensure that temperature settings for blanket warming cabinets and compartments are limited to 130°F and that solution warming cabinets and compartments are limited to 110°F. Make sure that these settings cannot be increased by unauthorized personnel (e.g., use cabinets that employ lock-out features).”Contact CMP

CMP warming cabinet has separate controls to comply with ECRI recommendations and temperature lockout feature

CMP Dual Compartment  warming cabinet has separate controls and temperature lockout feature to comply with ECRI recommendations

ECRI UPDATE

This statement was issued in a medical device hazzard priority report and states the problem being” A recent study (Kelly et al., 2013) published in the Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing asserts that warming blankets in cabinets set to 200°F (93°C) are safe for clinical use. ECRI Institute disagrees with the paper’s finding and continues to recommend that blanket warming cabinet settings be limited to 130°F (54°C). “Our continuing recommendation is based on our in-hospital investigations of multiple cases of patient burns resulting from blankets that were in cabinets set to greater than 130°F. In all of these incidents, the blankets were either rolled or left folded when applied to the patients. We do not believe there is a risk of burns when blankets that have been warmed to higher temperatures (e.g.,150°F) are fully unfolded and then applied to patients. However, we maintain our130°F temperature setting recommendation—even for unfolded blanket use—because there is no way to reliably prevent folded or rolled blankets from being applied to patients. Furthermore, warming blankets are sometimes applied to patients who are insensate or are otherwise unable to respond if the blanket is too warm. The Kelly study does not consider the rolled/folded blanket scenario or consider that some patients might not be able to sense or respond if the blanket is too hot.”

Please see full ECRI paper for full text of the article.

In Summary -The ECRI Institute Recommends:

“ECRI Institute continues to recommend the following for staff in the operating rooms, post-anesthesia care units, obstetrics suites, emergency departments, and intensive care units, as well as clinical engineering personnel, facilities engineering staff, and other concerned personnel:

· Ensure that temperature settings for blanket warming cabinets and compartments are limited to 130°F and that solution warming cabinets and compartments are limited to 110°F. Make sure that these settings cannot be increased by unauthorized personnel (e.g., use cabinets that employ lock-out features).

· If a single layer of blanket is not considered adequate to achieve patient comfort, use a second layer, by either folding the blanket once or using two blankets.

· Ensure that warming cabinet capacity can meet the daily demand for warmed solutions and blankets. Consider purchasing additional units if necessary. In hospitals with too few cabinets (or too little cabinet space), staff may be tempted to pack items too closely, which can prevent even and effective heating.

· Assess the location of warming cabinets in relation to the patient care area, and move cabinets closer, if necessary, to keep blankets from cooling excessively while being carried to patients.

· Assign the responsibility for setting —and periodically monitoring —the temperature of warming cabinets to designated staff members in each clinical area where the devices are used.

· Ensure that warming cabinets are inspected annually to verify proper temperature settings and performance.

Continental Metal Products’ Dual Compartment Blanket Warmers and Solution warmers, assist in compliance by utilizing two separately controlled compartments for safely warming blankets and solutions.

Please note, the Joint Commission has not published recommended temperature ranges or settings. Their Environment of Care Standards (EC6, 10 and 6.20) require that the facilities provide written plans concerning the effective, safe, and reliable operation of medical equipment.

CMP’s “Quick-Temp” monitoring system insures that warmer data temperature logging is accurate and easy. By  inserting  a flash drive into the control panel, all  temperature data is ready to download into your PC.

For more information, please click our links below or Contact Continental Metal Products.

 ”QUICK-TEMP” temperature monitoring system utilizing USB flash drive for data logging

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Selected References:

∙ECRI Institute. Health Devices Alerts on Thursday, February 13, 2014″H0225 – Normal Priority Medical Device Alert

· ECRI Institute. Guidance article. Investigating device-related “burns.”Health Devices 2005 Dec;34(12):393-413.

· ECRI Institute. Hazard Report Update. ECRI Institute Revises Its Recommendation for Temperature Limits on Blanket Warmers. HealthDevices 2009 Jul;38(7):230-1.

 

 

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Tabletop Warming Cabinet is a space saving model!

18 inch wide CMP blanket warmer saves space!

 

 

Countertop warming cabinet with optional trolley.    

                                                                                                            

Full Line of CMP Warmers 

tabletop warming cabinet from Continental Metal products stores lots of blankets. Great space saving blanket warmer model.

warming cabinet trolly for Blanket, solution, or fluid warmer from continental metal products

Utilized for warming Fluids, blankets and solutions

Only 18 inches wide, 18 inches deep

Available in 21 inch depth also, which produce interior depths of 18″.

Small footprint: 18″W x 26″H x 21″D ( 457 x 660 x 533 mm)

Nurses describe it as microwave sized

Storage capacity is is 2.1 cubic feet

Inner compartment dimensions are 14.56″ W x 14.25″ H x 17.5 ” D

Casters option provide for flexibility.

The blanket, solution or fluid warmer can be rolled under the table or counter when it is not in use. When clinical situations require, the warming cabinet can be easily rolled out.

The casters come with locks so that it can be locked in any location.

Continental Metal Product has over 70 years of experience manufacturing hospital warming cabinets, blanket warmers and solution warmers.

The right size for a huge range of medical applications.

CMP provides all the features of  the full sized warming cabinet in this mini, space saving tabletop model. With a storage capacity of 2.1 cubic feet, the 18 ‘ wide model is the right size for procedure rooms, ASC, ambulatory surgery centers, and clinics.

Medium size tabletop warming cabinet

For larger storage capacity needs, CMP offers a 30 inch wide warmer. This medium sized compact warming cabinet, also fits on tabletops or countertops. The warmer provides for a larger capacity of blankets, solutions or fluids. It  still saves lots of valuable space. CMP’s 30″ wide model provides a storage capacity of  3.8 cubic feet with the 21 inch deep model.

The 30 inch wide, 27 inch deep solution or blanket warmer, provides a storage capacity of  5.2 cubic feet.

Continental Metal Products broad product portfolio, contains Blanket, Solution and Fluid warmers in many sizes to meet your healthcare facilities needs. Medium sized warming cabinet models are 45 inches high. Full height Blanket / Solution warmers are 74 inches high. They come in single and double compartment models. CMP”s Model #DSW2AE, Double chamber warming cabinet  is our most popular model.  This two chamber warming cabinet warms blankets and solutions separately in individually controlled compartments. What ever your footprint, Continental Metal has the right sized warming cabinet.

Full Line of Continental Metal Products Warming Cabinets

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Castors and Glass Doors on Mid Sized Blanket / Solution Warmers and Tabletop Warming Cabinets

Blanket and Solution Warmers Most Popular Options – Castors & Glass Doors

CMP DSW1AE 45" High Single compartment Warming Cabinet with glass doors and casters

Design Warming Cabinets to fit your unique requirements. Recessed or Freestanding. Mobile or on a sturdy Stainless steel base.

Blanket Warmers and Solution Warmers from CMP Available in the Widest Range of Sizes.

  • 26″High Tabletop warming cabinets,                                                   
  • 45″High Mid-sized warmers,
  •  74″ High or 60″High Full sized Combination Solution / Blanket Warmers, Dual or Single Compartment.          

Full Line of CMP Warming Cabinets 

45 inch high Mid-sized Solution & Blanket Warmers, 26″ high tabletop or countertop warming cabinet models are manufactured by Continental Metal Products to fit in the smallest clinical spaces.

These smaller, space saving models posses all the features and options of the 74″ high Full sized Dual Chamber Warming Cabinet models. CMP’s most Popular Options include Solid Stainless Steel  or Glass Doors making visual inventory taking easy, Mobile units utilizing Casters with locks, and Pass through Warmer options.  CMP's Model # DSW2AE Dual Compartment combination Solution Blanket Warmer with casters for mobility                                                                 

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mid size hospital blanket warmer with glass door from Continental Metal Products Healthcare Division

 

 

 

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