Ready-Heat 6-Panel Blanket provides slow, continuous warming
to aid in the treatment of hypothermia, shock, and trauma. When exposed
to ambient air, the blanket gradually warms to 140°F
in 15-30 minutes. It will remain warm for 10 hours.
Sealed in an
poly-bag, the blanket's
heating elements react with the oxygen in the atmosphere and generate
heat once the bag is opened. The blanket is comprised of customized
heating panels, which are securely placed in sealed pockets.
Benefits and Features
panels: 34" x 60" (full body blanket)
to 140°F in 15-30 minutes after seal is broken
nonwoven, disposable blanket
- Approved for
use on fixed wing and rotary aircraft by the US Military
- May be used as a litter for up
to 250 lb.
The US Army Trauma Combat Casualty
Critical Care Handbook states that
as many as 66% of trauma patients arrive in emergency departments
manifesting some degree of hypothermia. Over 80% of non-surviving
patients have had a body temperature of less than 34 degree C.
Prevention of mild to moderate hypothermia should be emphasized in
military, and especially combat, operations.