Thread: Keeping pt's warm
02-04-2010, 04:50 PM #1
Keeping pt's warm
Does anybody use any type of portable heating units during extrication in cold weather-preferably electric? If you do could you let me know what type your dept uses...and yes, we do use blankets now.
I have the same post in the ff forum"If I'm not back in five minutes.. wait longer."
02-04-2010, 11:13 PM #2
We have used an older version of this same unit for well over 10 years. It is the same unit used by utility companies for manhole work. We keep the ignition source out of the extrication hot zone by using the 40' (collapsable, slinky-type) tube to run out to the patient inside the vehicle being worked on.
It is also very useful for confined space incidents or cold weather rehab."Loyalty Above all Else. Except Honor."
02-11-2010, 05:13 PM #3
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- Wheaton IL
We have always used our portable lights. The old circle D light works fine, new Halogen bulbs burn hot and have been a little problem with the housing getting too hot for the inside of the car. Keep the wind off of the pt with canvas tarps or heavy blankets and the light will add just enough to keep the pt from being chilled. If you use the halogen lights just pick up the cheap ones from Home Depot, they are small and give off plenty of heat.
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