CAERvest

CAERvest Core Body Cooling

CAERvest is a new core temperature cooling medical vest, which helps to reduce the temperature of a patient who has […]

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Matt Nicholson

CAERvest is a new core temperature cooling medical vest, which helps to reduce the temperature of a patient who has suffered from either a cardiac arrest or heat stroke. Openhouse currently supply medical covers for CAERvest which help keep the device clean, safely stored and easy to transport.

CAERvest is a medical breakthrough and can help to immediately induce rapid, early therapeutic hypothermia in cardiac arrest patients in order to reduce tissue damage following a loss of blood perfusion after cardiac arrest, especially in the brain, which is highly sensitive to hypoxia. Any further neurological injury can be significantly reduced if used correctly and in time.

In a recent medical emergency, the CAERvest was put into action with a patient’s temperature being reduced considerably in the critical journey from the scene to the hospital, all thanks to this new technology. The device was initially developed to reduce the core temperature to a rate of at least 1°C in the first hour, yet in this particular case the lifesaving vest cooled the patient by 1.6°C in 22 minutes, helping to stabilise them and reduce further medical injury. The vest can be used on adult patients and pregnant women and can be activated in under a minute.

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Matt Nicholson
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Matt Nicholson