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Types of Fluid Warmers

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A temperature regulated surface for fluid warming made of 3D printed and easily accessible parts.

Scott ClandininScott Clandinin 06/06/2020 at 03:500 Comments

There are a few main different styles of fluid warmers:

In-line: Room temperature (or colder) fluid flows through a device that heats it up as it passes through.

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Surface Heater: The IV bag sits on a warming surface that maintains the desired temperature.

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Oven: Fully enclosed unit that heats through ambient air.

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In terms of user appeal the In-line heater is likely the most desirable as it is the easiest to use and takes up the least space. The challenge here though isn't to create the best new product, but to make one that is open source, easy and quick to manufacture, cheap, and reliable. The idea I have for my project sacrifices ease of use to maximize ease of production and operation in the scarcest conditions.

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