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MCCG Introduces enFLOW® IV Fluid/Blood Warming System

MCCG Introduces enFLOW® IV Fluid/Blood Warming System
Technology Helps Keep Patients Warm During Stays

MACON, GA (August 2, 2011) - The Medical Center of Central Georgia (MCCG) recently successfully introduced the GE Vital Signs enFLOW® IV Fluid/Blood Warming System into the hospital. This warming device allows MCCG to use state-of-the-art technology for keeping patients warm during their stay.

Perioperative hypothermia occurs when a patient's core body temperature falls below 36 degrees Celsius. Patients with lower core body temperatures have increased potential for post-operative infections, increased need for blood transfusions, increased length of stay, and are an increased cost for hospitals. This high-performance system helps deliver fluids or blood at a continuous 40 degrees Celsius from the end of the warming device to the patient's IV site.

MCCG is the first large hospital system in Georgia to implement this new technology, used by the U.S. military the last several years for its troops. This device gives MCCG a competitive edge in maintaining excellent patient care throughout a patient's stay.

In addition, the enFLOW® warming device helps ensure compliance with the Surgical Care Improvement Project, a multi-year national campaign and partnership of leading public and private health care organizations aimed at reducing surgical complications by 25 percent.