What Is the Importance of Hush Slush Machines and Fluid Warmers?
Hush slush machines and fluid warmers are some of the most necessary pieces of medical equipment, especially during organ transplant procedures. These pieces of equipment are vital in some of the most intense and time consuming procedures that are regularly performed. While it is an unfortunate event when someone needs an organ transplant, it is helpful knowing that they will receive excellent medical care with excellent medical equipment at the source. Click below to learn more about the hush slush machines and fluid warmers that Soma Technology supplies to many operating rooms both domestically and internationally.
Why is Slush Important?
Hush slush machines and fluid warmers are some of the most necessary pieces of medical equipment during organ transplant procedures. These pieces of equipment are vital in some of the most intense and time consuming procedures that are regularly performed. While it is an unfortunate event when someone needs an organ transplant, it is helpful knowing that they will receive excellent medical care with excellent medical equipment at the source. Click below to learn more about the hush slush machines and fluid warmers that Soma Technology supplies to many operating rooms around the world.
What Types of Procedures Would Use Hugh Slush and Solution Warmers?
Ecolab ORS 1075HS
Ecolab is one of the most highly rated brands, especially for surgical slush systems and fluid warmers. This ORS 1075HS hush slush unit delivers velvet soft slush to improve patient safety and saves valuable nursing time. It features Auto-Stir technology which keeps the slush soft and without any jagged edges which otherwise could have harmed the organ and the organ’s delicate tissues. The caster wheels allow for the Hush Slush to be transported through different operating rooms.
The Ecolab ORS 2038D is one of our most requested solution warmer units. This unit has access to warm irrigation fluid, and is temperature controllable to increase patient safety and reduce the risk of hypothermia. The temperature can go up to about 120 degrees Fahrenheit. The 2038D can be mounted on the ORS-1075HS, or used as a standalone unit. There is an optional portable stand. The basin capacity is 3.8 liters with a minimum fluid level of 0.5 liters.
What is Unique About the Basin in Surgical Slush Machines?
There are a few different types of basins that are used in surgical slush units. The metal of the basin acts as an insulator to rapidly cool down any organs that are going from the donor person to the recipient. These organs need to be cooled down relatively quickly so that they do not lose their associated functions.
What Kind of Drapes Are From the Vendors?
There are many different types of slush drapes that are produced by different vendors. A drape is the plastic part that covers the basin of the surgical slush unit or of a fluid warming unit. The plastic acts as both a barrier to keep the basin from touching the slush, while also protecting the unit from bodily fluids associated with the organ that is being transplanted. This helps with both patient safety and keeping the operating room sterile.
Purchasing a Hush Slush Machine of a Fluid Warmer
If you are looking to purchase a hush slush machine or a solutions warmer, we have a few different options for you. Our highly trained and knowledgeable sales representatives are able to walk you through all of our options. They have experience in helping to set up operating rooms as well, so make sure to ask them about all of our other pieces of capital medical equipment. You can request a quote on our website and a representative will respond to you within a business day. You can call Soma at 1-800-GET-SOMA, email [email protected], or contact your representative. Please let your rep know of any upcoming projects that your facility may be planning, and they can help you procure your equipment.
The Refurbishment Process
Soma Technology has a very thorough refurbishment process at our ISO 13485 certified manufacturing facility. First, a unit will be procured by our purchasing department. They are actively looking for equipment, so if you are interested in selling a piece of capital medical equipment please contact the Procurement Team. We are 100% HIPAA compliant, and have a 24 hour lead response time. Once these machines come into our manufacturing facility, they are cleaned and tested. Our biomedical engineers are responsible for calibrating these units back to their original manufacturer’s specifications and the replacement of any necessary parts. Next these units are sent to our cosmetics team which fixes any scuff marks, scratches or dings to the unit. Here the units are sanded, painted, and have stickers and decals applied. After these units are aesthetically fixed, they are tested again in a quality check. These units are then carefully packaged and shipped to your medical facility where they can be used immediately to provide quality healthcare. Most of our units come with a one year warranty on parts and labor.
Ecolab’s primary competitor in the market is RAC Medical Solutions who offers both fluid warming basins and slush drapes. Have you ever used a sleeve or drape from RAC Medical Solutions? Did you know that Soma has our own Parts Division that sells spare parts for hush slush machines and fluid warmers? Have you previously rented or purchased a machine from Soma Technology? Is there a brand of capital medical equipment that you would say that you trust the most? What other pieces of medical equipment do you think we should write an article on? Share your thoughts in the comment section below!