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Brrrr... Its getting cold: What you Need to Know About Blanket Warmers

WHAT IS A BLANKET WARMER? From hospital hallways to spa counters, blanket warmers (also known as “blanket warming cabinets”) can be found in a variety of facilities. The terms “blanket warmer” and “blanket warming cabinet” refer to the same equipment: a heated compartment used to keep linens warm. A blanket warmer/warming cabinet can also be referred to as hospital blanket warmer, medical blanket warmer, blanket warmer cabinet, and portable blanket warmers.

BLANKET WARMER OR WARMING CABINET?  A blanket warmer is specifically designed to hold linens at a warm temperature, the term “warming cabinet” has a broader definition. Warming cabinets may be used to store fluids, including biological samples, surgical IV fluids, and blood. Patient blankets and fluids should never be stored in the same cabinet. Instead, many blanket warmer manufacturers make stackable equipment, making it easier to access a variety of materials while keeping them stored independently.

FEATURES OF BLANKET WARMERS While there are a variety of blanket warmers in the market, most share certain construction and design features. Adjustable shelving is common, as this allows staff to accommodate several rows of blankets rather than stacking the pieces on top of each other. Some blanket warmers include locks to prevent unauthorized access and there are portable blanket warmers to provide a quick warm blanket anywhere it is needed. 

FACTORS TO CONSIDER WHEN PURCHASING A BLANKET WARMER  While cost is obviously a factor in a buying decision, size will also be a prime consideration. When deciding on a blanket warmer for your facility, always measure the area around the equipment to make sure there is proper clearance. While some blanket warmers are designed for built-in installation, many require a minimum of 4 inches around each side to ensure proper functionality. If you need a warmer for multiple areas of your facility, consider one large central blanket warmer and portable blanket warmers for the multiple smaller areas to provide a warm blanket quickly without having to ever leave the patient alone.


DIFFERENT TYPES OF BLANKET WARMERS Blanket warmers are generally upright front-opening cabinets with a built-in heating device. Solid and glass door versions are available from a variety of equipment manufacturers. Many facilities prefer glass door options, as this keeps the blanket inventory in view at all times. The glass doors used in blanket warmer design are usually double pane tempered glass, with an argon filling to help prevent condensation from fogging up the door. There are also portable blanket warmers that can be purchased with AC or DC power to make them truly a one-of-a-kind!

Interested in learning more? Browse our full line of blanket warmers or contact our customer service team at info@zzmedical.com

9 days ago
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IV Fluid and Blanket Warmers are Available

Warming Cabinets are an essential piece of equipment in many healthcare settings, particularly in hospitals and clinics where patients may need to be kept warm during procedures or recovery or when IV Fluids need to be warmed before administration. Enthermic cabinet warmers are a perfect solution! Warm blankets & fluids in the same footprint​. Complete your patient warming system with a combination fluid/blanket warmer from Enthermics. The IV fluid warming chambers feature a patented heating system and an air-mixing fan to ensure an extremely accurate set-point temperature. The blanket warming chambers ensure a comfortable patient experience and improve patient satisfaction. This dual cavity warmers allow you to keep fluids and blankets warm in the same unit with separately controlled chambers.

Enthermic cabinet warmers are safe and easy to use. They also come in different sizes and configuations. Whatever your warming needs, Z&Z Medical has you covered. Visit our website today or email us at info@zzmedical.com with your specific warming needs. 

11 months ago
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Join us at IEMSA 2022 in Des Moines, Iowa

32nd ANNUAL IEMSA CONFERENCE AND TRADE SHOW  
Attendee Registration is open for the 32nd Annual IEMSA Conference & Trade Show. We hope you can join us as we present atwo great products for the Iowa EMS Community. It will be held again at the Iowa Events Center - Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center & Hyvee Hall C at 730 3rd St., Des Moines, Iowa. Z&Z Medical will be in booth #9 showcasing our Portable Blanket Warmers and our New Ring Rescue - a device used to remove stuck rings WITHOUT cutting the ring!  A must see product. 

For more information, email info@zzmedical.com to learn more or to schedule an appointment to review these products.

1 year ago
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Warm Blankets Ease Patient Anxiety

There’s nothing better than a warm blanket to help ease anxiety if you are a patient. Z&Z Medical’s portable blanket warmers allow quick and easy access when a warm blanket is needed without having to leave the patient to hunt one down from a central unit. Warm blankets can decrease a patient’s anxiety and aide in helping you get through radiology examinations quicker. Portable Blanket Warmers can be stored in any imaging room with the exception of MRI. They are NOT approved inside an MRI suite, but they CAN be stored right outside the door of an MRI room. Perfect for CT, Biopsy Rooms, Ultrasound, Nuclear Medicine, or DEXA. Shop today.

1 year ago
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Warm Blankets Ease Anxiety for Patients and Technologists

No one wants to be in the hospital or have to go to the Imaging Department for an X-Ray, CT, MRI, Ultrasound, or other imaging procedure.  There’s the discomfort of your illness, not to mention the needle sticks that are often needed for blood work and the wires and gadgets that may be attached to you for monitoring.   But hospitals are doing more to try to make the stay more comfortable and imaging centers are also doing what they can to make the procedure that you have to have as stress free as possible. 

Portable blanket warmers allow nurses and technologists to access a warm blanket quickly. These economical options are especially beneficial in the imaging realm where technologist can grab a warm blanket from right within the room and provide a patient with comfort to ease their anxiety. No more having to run down the hallways to a central warming station and leaving your patient all alone on the table. 

To learn more about how portable blanket warmers work- visit www.rxwarmth.com and watch the short video clip.  You can also email info@zzmedical.com with any questions that you may have.

1 year ago
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