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New Life-Saving Equipment for Frontline Armed Forces Medics

Armed Forces medics in Afghanistan are now able to use an innovative piece of emergency equipment to help save the lives of wounded personnel.

The state-of-the-art enFlow™ 100 Rapid Blood and Fluid Warmer quickly heats up blood and vital fluids to ensure that they reach vital organs and injured areas fast, without affecting the patient's core temperature.  This reduces the risk of complications such as hypothermia and coagulopathy (the inability for the body to clot after trauma).

Prometheus recently secured a contract to supply six sets, which can be utilised on board emergency medical helicopters, to the MoD, for use in Afghanistan.  A further two sets are to be used for training purposes.

Dr Malcolm Russell, Managing Director of Prometheus said, "We believe that the management of hypothermia in trauma is critically important to the outcome of our wounded casualties on the battlefield, and are delighted to be able to play in part in ensuring that the patient arrives in hospital in the best possible condition".

Minister for Defence Equipment and Support, Quentin Davies, said, "We are determined to ensure that our brave personnel, who sometimes suffer the most serious injuries, receive the best possible treatment, even in the most challenging of environments.  The enFlow is yet another example of a life-saving piece of kit that has been provided to treat wounded personnel at the point of injury."