Temperature Management

Advanced temperature management involves multiple factors, including recommended protocols from accreditation bodies and associations. Successful management may depend on:

  • Automated temperature controls
  • Programmable protocols
  • Proven precision across all therapy levels
  • Clinical expertise

ZOLL's Comprehensive Temperature Management portfolio gives you the power, control, and options to rapidly, safely, and effectively manage a critically ill or surgical patient’s body temperature.

Why Temperature Management Matters

Temperature is one of the four main vital signs, and precisely managing it can be essential to improved outcomes for some patients. Today, major medical societies recommend temperature management as a therapeutic standard of care for many critically ill or surgical patients.1

How ZOLL Temperature Management Works

ZOLL® proprietary technology gets to the core of the temperature issue by managing patient temperature from the inside and the outside, depending on your target temperature and your patient’s individual needs.

For core temperature management, a ZOLL catheter is inserted via femoral, subclavian, or internal jugular insertion of a critically ill or surgical patient. The ZOLL Thermogard Temperature Management System controls the temperature of the saline circulating through the catheter balloons by responding to the patient’s temperature, cooling or warming the patient as venous blood passes over each balloon –without infusing saline into the patient.

When the simplicity and speed of surface cooling is optimal, the Thermogard Platform connects to a gel- and adhesive-free surface temperature management pad constructed of flexible, non-woven fabric with built-in channels to enhance fluid circulation. Clinicians apply the pad to a patient’s torso and fluid flows through the channels to regulate the patient’s temperature.

For advanced surface temperature management, the IQool™ System offers simple, programmable protocols for non-invasive, adhesive-free cooling. Soft, silicone cooling pads on the patient are connected to the IQool System. Clinicians select a temperature zone to initiate treatment, sending fluid through the channels to regulate patient temperature.

1 Hoedemaekers, et al. Comparison of different cooling methods to induce and maintain normo-and hypothermia in ICU patients: a prospective intervention study. Critical Care. 2007, 11:891.

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