Returning Medics Influence Development of Life Saving Devices

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Blizzard SPR Blanket Developed with US Army Medics to Save Lives on the Battlefield

Patient receives treatment within Blizzard SPR Blanket.

This award winning design set the world-wide standard in hypothermia prevention and care with a lightweight, reusable, and weatherproof protection

With the help of returning US Army medics who experienced a need for the compactness of the Blizzard Survival Blanket™ and the ruggedness of the Blizzard Heat Casualty Blanket, PerSys Medical developed the Blizzard SPR® Blanket. This solution mimics the strongest qualities of both known devices and consolidates them into one compact unit.

At the request of returning Army medics who wanted a versatile solution to the Blizzard Survival Blanket™ and the Blizzard Heat® Casualty Blanket, PerSys Medical developed the Blizzard SPR® Blanket. This solution mimics the strongest qualities of both known devices and consolidates them into one compact unit.

The Blizzard SPR® Blanket is constructed of a material called Reflexcell™, which provides maximum warmth by utilizing its cellular construction to trap warm air. Elasticity draws the material to the body and reduces cold spaces and heat loss by convection. Silvered surfaces block heat loss by radiation. Multiple layers reinforce structural integrity, and heat seals prevent the spread of accidental punctures or tears. Reflexcell™ is completely windproof, waterproof, and can be compressed, recompressed, and stored indefinitely without damaging performance.

The blanket’s pod shape and side slits allow caregivers full patient access for treatment during transportation. Blizzard SPR® Blanket™ allows complete head and foot coverage with built-in bungee cords for controlled closure. Based on the award winning design of the Blizzard Heat®, the Blizzard SPR® Blanket is poised to set the worldwide standard in hypothermia prevention and care with its compact, lightweight, reusable, and weatherproof protection.

Preventing and treating hypothermia and shock in the battlefield has long been a standard practice for US Army medics. One of the technologies of choice has been the Blizzard Survival Blanket™. As stated in the Sixth Edition of PreHospital Trauma Life Support manual, “After any immediate life threatening issues are addressed ….the casualty should be wrapped in a Blizzard Survival Blanket™”. The Blizzard SPR® Blanket's compact and rugged design utilizes the same technology and will allow medics to access the patient and provide care quickly and easily.

PerSys Medical specializes in bringing life saving innovations to market. In addition, PerSys seeks the highest quality of cutting edge technologies and products to meet medical challenges. PerSys markets and distributes a variety of specialized products to military, law enforcement, homeland security, EMS, and wilderness medicine agencies as well as worldwide government agencies. The company has been responding to a growing demand for life-saving products since the mid 1990s. The close relationship PerSys developed with military medics, training facilities and decision makers, has helped to create and refine several life innovations. These specialty products have become the standard in the US military and other leading organizations.

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