infant heel warmer

infant heel warmer

A contained source of chemically generated heat used to stimulate capillary circulation in the heel of a neonate, thus facilitating the collection of blood for laboratory analysis.

CAUTION!

The use of chemical heel warmers must be carefully monitored to avoid burning sensitive neonatal skin.
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The Heel Snuggler infant heel warmer wraps and rewraps securely around a baby's heel to offer warmth and comfort prior to a heel-stick procedure.
For example, we have just introduced two new products to be sold through our Steridyne subsidiary, an infant heel warmer and a new reusable instant hot and cold gel pack.
Prism markets infant warming mattresses and heat packs and has successfully developed infant heel warmers that assist in obtaining blood for testing from very young infants in the hospital.
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