Bair Paws
Model 850
Warming Unit
Operator’s
Manual
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Table of Contents
Introduction to the Bair Paws® Patient Adjustable Warming System................................1
Important Information about the Bair Paws Model 850 Warming Unit..........................2
Indications/Intended Use....................................................................................2
Contraindication.................................................................................................2
Warnings............................................................................................................2
Precautions..........................................................................................................3
Proper Use and Maintenance..............................................................................3
Read Before Servicing Unit.................................................................................3
Preparing the Bair Paws Model 850 Warming Unit for Use.............................................4
Placing the Warming Unit on the Wall-mount Bracket.......................................4
Mounting the Warming Unit on an IV Pole........................................................5
Mounting the Warming Unit on a Bedrail..........................................................5
Mounting the Warming Unit with a Rail-mount to the Wall..............................6
Operating Information....................................................................................................7
Instructions for Use.............................................................................................7
Using the Hand-held Temperature Controller Holder.........................................9
What to Do if the “Over-Temp” Indicator Light Illuminates...............................9
General Maintenance....................................................................................................10
Calibrating the Operating Temperatures...........................................................10
Replacing the Filter...........................................................................................10
Cleaning the Warming Unit..............................................................................10
Technical Support and Customer Service......................................................................11
U. S. Customer Service......................................................................................11
When You Call for Technical Support...............................................................11
Repair and Exchange........................................................................................11
Bair Paws Warming Unit Limited Warranty.................................................................12
Technical Specifications................................................................................................13
Definition of Symbols...................................................................................................15
Introduction to the Bair Paws®
Patient Adjustable Warming System
The Bair Paws patient adjustable warming system consists of the Model 850 forced-air warming unit
and disposable warming gowns. The Bair Paws Model 850 and warming gown can provide comfort
warming and prewarming to patients in preoperative settings. In postoperative settings the Model
850 can provide comfort warming.
This manual includes operating instructions and unit specifications for the Model 850 warming
unit. Please refer to the Instructions for Use included with the Bair Paws warming gown for more
information about the gown.
Bair Paws Model 850 Warming Unit
The Bair Paws Model 850 warming unit has the
following key elements: a blower, a heating element,
and a hand-held temperature controller. The warming
unit delivers warmed air through a hose that is
connected to a port in a Bair Paws gown. The patient
can adjust the air temperature using the temperature
controller.
Bair Paws Warming Gowns
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The Bair Paws single-use warming gown has an
integral, channeled insert that delivers warm air
through small perforations to warm the patient.
Air-channel inserts and hose ports enable comfort
warming with a Bair Paws 800 series warming unit
or clinical warming with a Bair Hugger® 500 or 700
series temperature management unit. The gown also
has Velcro® fastener strips on each shoulder that provide
easy access to the patient’s arms and chest. The Bair
Paws warming gowns are latex-free.
VELCRO is a registered trademark of Velcro Industries B.V.
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Important Information about the
Bair Paws Model 850 Warming Unit
Indications/Intended Use
The Model 850 warming unit is indicated for patient warming. This warming unit has been designed
for use with the Bair Paws warming gowns in all preoperative and postoperative settings.
Contraindication
Do not apply heat to lower extremities during aortic cross-clamping. Do not apply heat to ischemic
limbs. Thermal injury may result.
Warnings
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Do not warm patients with the warming unit’s hose alone. Thermal injury may result.
Always connect the hose to a Bair Paws warming gown before providing patient
warming.
• Do not use a forced-air warming device over transdermal medications; increased drug delivery,
patient death, or injury may occur.
• Use only Bair Paws warming gowns with the Model 850 warming unit. This warming unit has
been designed to operate safely with Bair Paws warming gowns; use with other products may
cause thermal injury. To the full extent permitted by law, the manufacturer and/or importer
declines all responsibility for thermal injury resulting from the unit being used in conjunction
with products other than Bair Paws warming gowns.
• The Model 850 warming unit is not intended for use in the operating room.
• Do not allow the warming unit’s hose to contact the patient’s skin during patient warming.
Thermal injury may result.
• Position the temperature controller cord and the hose away from the patient’s neck or shoulders
to avoid entanglement and/or injury.
• Equipment not suitable for use in the presence of a flammable anaesthetic mixture with air or
with oxygen or nitrous oxide.
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Precautions
• Do not initiate patient warming unless the Model 850 warming unit is safely placed on a hard
surface or securely mounted. Otherwise, injury may result.
• The Model 850 warming unit meets the international electronic interference requirements of EN
60601-1-2 and EN 55011. However, if radio frequency interference with monitoring equipment
occurs, connect the warming unit to a different power source.
• Monitor the patient’s temperature and cutaneous response every 10-20 minutes or according to
institutional protocol and monitor the patient’s vital signs regularly.
Proper Use and Maintenance
Arizant Healthcare Inc. assumes no responsibility for the reliability, performance, or safety of the
unit if:
• modifications or repairs are performed by unqualified personnel,
• the warming unit is used in a manner other than that described in the Operator’s Manual, or
• the warming unit is installed in an environment that does not meet the appropriate electrical
and grounding requirements.
Read Before Servicing Unit
All repair, calibration, and servicing of the Model 850 warming unit must be performed by
qualified, medical equipment service technicians who are familiar with good practice for medical
device repair. If the warming unit does not require the manufacturer’s attention, Arizant Healthcare
Inc. will ship replacement parts to your location. Perform all repairs and maintenance in accordance
with the instructions provided with the replacement parts.
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Preparing the Bair Paws Model 850 Warming Unit for Use
Before you begin using the warming unit, make sure that it is safely placed on a flat, hard surface
such as a table, or securely mounted on a wall, IV pole, or bedrail.
Caution: Do not place the warming unit on a soft or uneven surface, such as a bed, or the air intake
may become blocked.
A wall-mount bracket is shipped with every warming unit; the brackets for mounting the warming
unit to an IV pole or a bedrail are available separately. Please contact your local sales representative
or call Arizant Healthcare® customer service at 1-800-733-7775 for more information about ordering
mounting brackets.
The following instructions for mounting the warming unit assume that the brackets have already
been attached to the wall or to the warming unit.
Placing the Warming Unit on the Wall-mount Bracket
1. Slide the V-shaped bracket on the back of the warming unit into the groove of the
wall-mount bracket.
2. Lift the warming unit straight up to remove it from the wall-mount bracket.
Wall-mount bracket
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Mounting the Warming Unit on an IV Pole
Caution: To prevent tipping, mount the Model 850 warming unit on an IV pole at a height that
ensures stability. We recommend mounting the warming unit no higher than 44 in. (112 cm) from
the floor on an IV pole with a minimum wheelbase radius of 14 in. (35.6 cm). Failure to do so may
result in IV pole tipping, leading to potential catheter site trauma and other patient injuries.
1. Position the IV pole-mount at the desired height on the IV pole.
2. Turn the clamp knob on the IV pole-mount clockwise to tighten the clamp to the pole.
3. Slide the V-shaped bracket on the back of the warming unit into the groove
of the IV pole-mount.
IV pole
Clamp knob
IV pole-mount
Mounting the Warming Unit on a Bedrail
1. Hang the Model 850 warming unit on a bedrail by the hooks on the rail-mount that has been
pre-attached by a biomedical technician to the back of the unit.
2. Wrap the safety strap around the bedrail and connect the end to the fastener on the strap.
The safety strap will prevent the warming unit from falling if the rail-mount is inadvertently
dislodged from the bedrail.
Bedrail
Safety strap
Rail-mount
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Mounting the Warming Unit with a Rail-mount to the Wall
Precaution: For use only with the Model 850 warming unit.
1. Hook the warming unit with the attached rail-mount to the rail-to-wall bracket.
Rail-to-wall
bracket
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Operating Information
Instructions for Use
The instructions below describe how to use the Bair Paws Model 850 warming unit with a Bair Paws
gown. For more information about the Bair Paws warming gowns, refer to the Instructions for Use
that is shipped with the warming gowns.
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1. Instruct your patient to put the warming gown on so the opening is in the back. The gown
has ties on the side and back of the neck. The gown should be tied loosely to help warm air to
circulate in the gown insert.
2. Connect the warming unit hose to the lower hose port on the warming gown by performing the
following steps.
a. Squeeze and hold the two buttons on the sides of the hose nozzle.
b. Insert the nozzle into the open hose port in the warming gown.
c. Release the buttons to lock the hose nozzle in place.
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3. Connect the warming unit to a properly grounded power source.
4. Turn the knob on the temperature controller clockwise
to turn the warming unit ON. When you turn the
warming unit on, the heater and blower activate. Also,
the “Power On” indicator light illuminates.
5. Allow the patient to adjust the temperature to a
comfortable level. The temperature is adjusted by
turning the knob on the temperature controller. The
temperature adjustment varies from ambient to 40±3˚C.
6. To disconnect the hose nozzle from the warming gown,
press the two buttons on the sides of the nozzle and
withdraw the nozzle from the hose port.
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Using the Hand-held Temperature Controller Holder
The controller holder helps to prevent cord clutter around the patient and accidental damage
to the controller.
1. Press the holder onto the warming unit
hose so it is within the patient’s reach.
2. Slide the temperature controller into the
holder. It should fit securely with the dial
facing the patient.
Warming
unit hose
Controller
holder
Temperature
controller
What to Do if the “Over-Temp” Indicator Light Illuminates
If the “Over-Temp” indicator light illuminates, the warming unit has detected warmer air than what
would be expected under normal operation. This event may occur if airflow through the system
becomes blocked or if the unit is improperly calibrated. When an over-temperature event occurs, the
heater and blower automatically turn off to ensure safety. You should perform the following steps:
1. Discontinue patient warming.
• Disconnect the warming unit hose from the Bair Paws warming gown.
• Turn the warming unit OFF.
2. Unplug the warming unit from the power source and wait 5 minutes.
3. Reconnect the warming unit to the grounded power source.
4. Turn the warming unit ON and select the temperature setting.
5. Allow the warming unit to run for at least 5 minutes.
• If the “Over-Temp” light illuminates again, return the warming unit to Arizant Healthcare
for service.
• Otherwise, reconnect the warming unit hose to the Bair Paws gown to resume patient warming.
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General Maintenance
Calibrating the Operating Temperatures
Operating temperature calibration should be verified every 6 months and after performing service
procedures. In addition, if the ambient temperature where the warming unit will be used is higher
than 24°C (75°F), the unit should be recalibrated before it is placed in service. You will need a Bair
Paws Model 90055 temperature test kit to perform the calibration. Calibration instructions are
included with the test kit.
Replacing the Filter
Replace the filter every 6 months or sooner if necessary. To order a replacement filter, contact Arizant
Healthcare customer service using either of the telephone numbers listed on page 11. Instructions for
replacing the filter will be included with the replacement filter.
Cleaning the Warming Unit
Warning: Do not immerse any part of the warming unit while cleaning it. Moisture will damage the
components, and thermal injury may result.
Precaution
• Do not use a dripping wet cloth to clean the warming unit. Moisture may seep into the electrical
contacts and damage the components.
• Do not use harsh solvents to clean the warming unit.* Solvents may damage the labels and other
plastic parts.
Method
1. Disconnect the warming unit from the power source before cleaning.
2. Wipe the cabinet, the temperature controller, and the outside of the hose with a damp, soft cloth
and a mild cleaning solution or antimicrobial spray.
3. Dry with a separate soft cloth.
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* W INDEX® multi-use liquid cleaner, ENVIROCIDE® disinfectant, and ALCONOX® industrial cleaner are three products that
can be used to clean the equipment, as well as 3% household bleach, isopropanol, ethanol, ammonia or other phosphate-based
glass cleaning solutions.
WINDEX is a registered trademark of S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
ENVIROCIDE is a registered trademark of Metrex Research Corporation.
ALCONOX is a registered trademark of Alconox, Inc.
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Technical Support and Customer Service
U.S. Customer Service
TEL: 800-733-7775
952-947-1200
FAX:
800-775-0002
952-947-1400
When You Call for Technical Support
Please be ready to give the Technical Support Representative the serial number of your Bair Paws
warming unit. The serial number is located on the back of the unit.
Repair and Exchange
Call Arizant Healthcare customer service if your Model 850 warming unit requires service. A
customer service representative will give you a Return Authorization (RA) number. Please use
this RA number on all correspondence concerning your warming unit. Your customer service
representative will also send a shipping carton to you at no charge upon request.
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Bair Paws Warming Unit Limited Warranty
Two-Year Limited Warrantya C
Arizant Healthcare Inc. (“Company”) warrants to the original end-user (“User”)a that each Bair Paws
warming unit (“Unit”)b will be free from defects in materials and workmanship under normal use and service
for two yearsc from the date of shipment. THIS LIMITED WARRANTY IS IN LIEU OF ALL OTHER
WARRANTIES, INCLUDING ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES APPLICABLE TO THE UNITS, SUCH
AS WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE,
WHICH ARE HEREBY DISCLAIMED AND EXCLUDED BY THE COMPANY. Some jurisdictions
may not allow the disclaimer of implied warranties, so the above limitations may not apply to you.
Limitation of Remedies
If, during the limited warranty period, a Unit or part is found to be defective because of defects in materials
and workmanship under normal use and service, it will be repaired or replaced without charge. Defective
Units or parts must be returned to Arizant Healthcare Inc., 10393 West 70th Street, Eden Prairie, MN
55344. Repair or replacement of a Unit or part under the terms of this limited warranty in no way lengthens
the limited warranty period.
User’s exclusive remedy, IN LIEU OF ALL INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL
DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING FOR NEGLIGENCE, is limited to repair or replacement of a
defective Unit or part under the terms and conditions of this limited warranty. Company will bear no other
expenses. Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages,
so this limitation may not apply to you.
This limited warranty does not apply to certain of the parts listed below or to any Unit in which parts other
than replacement parts made or approved by the Company have been used if such parts are the cause of
failure. Company shall have no obligation under this limited warranty to make repairs or replacements
necessitated in whole or in part by accidents, fault, or negligence of User.
PART
WARRANTY PERIOD (from the date of shipment to User)
Filters
Fuses
Hose
Cords
Labels
Temperature controller
Mounting brackets
N/A
N/A
1 year
1 year
1 year
1 year
1 year
This limited warranty applies only to User and is valid only for the use of Units with Bair Paws gowns. The
use of any gowns or other products not manufactured or approved by Company for use with Units invalidates
this limited warranty. Use of Units in a manner not specified in the instructions for use invalidates this
limited warranty. This limited warranty is non-transferable.
This limited warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from
jurisdiction to jurisdiction.
a Distributors are not end-users unless they have purchased a unit for their sales representatives’ use.
b This limited warranty is valid only for Bair Paws warming units. It does not apply to Bair Paws gowns or accessories
or any other product.
c Refurbished Units have a one-year limited warranty from the date of shipment to User. As indicated below, this
limited warranty does not apply to certain parts and other parts have a one-year limited warranty from the date of
shipment to User.
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Technical Specifications
Physical Characteristics
dimensions of warming unit11 in. high x 2.5 in. deep x 7.7 in. wide
27.9 cm high x 6.4 cm deep x 19.6 cm wide
dimensions of temperature controller2.5 in. wide x 5.8 in. long
6.4 cm wide x 14.7 cm long
weight of warming unit
6.3 lb; 2.9 kg.
mounting optionsWall mount bracket, IV pole clamp, and railmount bracket with safety strap.
hoseDetachable, flexible, and washable. 78 in. long x
1.5 in. wide; 198 cm long x 3.8 cm wide
filtration system
Dust filter included.
recommended filter change
Change at least every 6 mo.
Temperature Characteristics
temperature control Electronically controlled using integrated circuit
sensor.
heat generated
750 BTU/hr (average)
average operating temperatures
at the end of the hose
Variable: a mbient to 40˚ ± 3˚C
ambient to 104˚ ± 5.4˚F
Safety System Characteristics
thermostat
Independent electronic and heater (electromechanical)
overcurrent protection
Fused input line.
safety featureOver-temperature: color indicator light illuminates,
heater and blower shut down.
certificationsIEC 60601-1: UL 60601-1; CAN/CSA-C22.2, No.
601.1; EN 60601-1-2; EN 55011; ASTM F2196-02
classificationsClassified under EN 60601-1 Guidelines (and other
national versions of the Guidelines) as Class II, Type
BF, Ordinary equipment, Continuous operation. Not
suitable for use in the presence of flammable anesthetic
mixtures with air or with oxygen or nitrous oxide.
Classified by Underwriters Laboratories Inc. with
respect to electric shock, fire, and mechanical hazards
only, in accordance with UL 60601-1, ASTM F219602, and Canadian/CSA C22.2, No. 601.1. Classified
under the Medical Device Directive (93/42/EEC) as a
Class IIa device.
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Technical Specifications - Continued
Electrical Characteristics
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blower motor
Airflow: 7-9 cfm
power consumption
Peak: 290W leakage current
Meets IEC 60601-1 and UL 60601-1 requirements
heating element
285W Resistive
power cord
15-foot, SJT, 3 cond., 10A
device ratings
110-120 VAC, 60 Hz, 3.0 A
fuses 3.0 A
temperature controller cord
32” from hose collar, 4 cond., Max. voltage: 5V
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Definition of Symbols
The following symbols may appear on the product, on the exterior packaging, or in the product
labeling.
Class II Equipment
No free hosing
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Eden Prairie, MN 55344 USA
TEL 800-733-7775 • 952-947-1200
FAX 800-775-0002 • 952-947-1400
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Bair Paws and Arizant logos are trademarks of Arizant Healthcare Inc., registered
or pending in the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office and in other countries.
U.S. Patent 6,876,884; D485,338.
Other patents pending.
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