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Pumps, Circulating-Fluid

Definition : Pumps designed to deliver a temperature-controlled flow of heated or cooled liquid through hoses into pads that have appropriate channels for liquid circulation. These pumps usually include a reservoir for the liquid; a heater mounted in the reservoir that warms the liquid; a pump that circulates the liquid in the pad; and temperature controls and alarms. Some pumps include a thermoelectric cooler. Circulating-fluid pumps are used for long-term localized mild heating (i.e., warming at no more than 43 degrees C) or cooling of patient's skin.

Entry Terms : "Localized Heating/Cooling Pads" , "Pads, Circulating-Fluid, Localized Heating/Cooling"

UMDC code : 17776


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