Garment For Preventing Redistribution Hypothermia

  • US 20120047622A1
  • Filed: 08/24/2011
  • Published: 03/01/2012
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/25/2010
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. An apparatus for warming a patient to prevent redistribution hypothermia, said apparatus comprising:

  • a garment configured to cover a lower body portion of the patient, said garment defining a leg portion and a waist portion, when said garment is worn by the patient, said leg portion configured to extend from a torso of the patient toward a pair of leg hems proximate the patient'"'"'s feet, said leg portion configured to individually surround a portion of each leg of the patient, said waist portion configured to surround a portion of said waist of the patient;

    an inflatable chamber defined by an outer member and an inner member, said outer member being impermeable to air, said inner member proximate the patient when the patient is wearing said garment, said inner member being permeable to air whereby said inner member exhausting air from said inflatable chamber when said inflatable chamber is inflated with air; and

    an inlet port in said outer member, said inlet port configured to receive a nozzle from an air supply hose, and said inlet port located in said waist portion of said garment.

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