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U.S. Navy Chooses Level 1 HOTLINE Fluid Warmers for USNS Comfort Hospital Ship

Thu, 09/27/2012 - 1:30pm
The Associated Press

ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep 27, 2012--Smiths Medical, a leading global manufacturer of medication delivery and therapeutic products, announced today that the United States Navy awarded the company with a contract to equip the USNS Comfort medical treatment facility hospital ship with the company's Level 1 ® HOTLINE ® Fluid Warmer.

HOTLINE ® Fluid Warmers are used during surgical procedures to warm cold intravenous fluids, including blood, helping to prevent patient hypothermia, a condition shown to increase the risk of post-operative complications and infection. HOTLINE ® Fluid Warmers combat hypothermia by delivering intravenous fluids or blood at or above body temperature, helping to keep patients warm and comfortable while helping reduce recovery time, length of stay, and costs to the hospital.

"Serving the men and women of the USNS Comfort, and those who find care aboard her, with the highest quality medical equipment is an honor and a privilege for Smiths Medical," said Srini Seshadri, President, Smiths Medical. "Our Level 1 ® patient and fluid warming devices have long been known for their outstanding dependability and performance, qualities important to all caregivers and patients, but particularly vital to those in remote locations far from home and customer support." About USNS Comfort The USNS Comfort provides a mobile, flexible, and responsive medical capability for acute medical and surgical care in support of U.S. military elements where hostilities may be imminent or where crisis has prompted a U.S. humanitarian civic assistance or disaster response, according to Military Sealift Command Public Affairs.

About Smiths Medical Smiths Medical www.smiths-medical.com is a leading supplier of specialized medical devices and equipment for global markets, focusing on the medication delivery, vital care and safety devices market segments. It is part of Smiths Groupwww.smiths.com, a global leader in applying advanced technologies for markets in threat and contraband detection, energy, medical devices, communications and engineered components. Smiths Group employs around 22,000 people in more than 50 countries.

Learn more at: www.smiths-medical.com/catalog/fluid-warming/low-flow-hotline

CONTACT: Smiths Medical Judith Rossi, 781-792-2539 judy.rossi@smiths-medical.com KEYWORD: UNITED KINGDOM UNITED STATES EUROPE NORTH AMERICA MASSACHUSETTS MINNESOTA IRELAND INDUSTRY KEYWORD: TRANSPORT MARITIME HEALTH CARDIOLOGY HOSPITALS MEDICAL DEVICES DEFENSE CONTRACTS MEDICAL SUPPLIES SOURCE: Smiths Medical Copyright Business Wire 2012 PUB: 09/27/2012 01:30 PM/DISC: 09/27/2012 01:30 PM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20120927006325/

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