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CTOMS will be closed for our annual inventory April 22-26. CTOMS will not be open for walk in sales and orders will not be shipped during this time. Please expect delays on shipments for the end of April and beginning of May.
CTOMS will be closed for our annual inventory April 22-26. CTOMS will not be open for walk in sales and orders will not be shipped during this time. Please expect delays on shipments for the end of April and beginning of May.

Heat Loss Prevention (HeLP) Kit

SKU 32053
by CTOMS
Original price $154.00 - Original price $154.00
Original price
$154.00
$154.00 - $154.00
Current price $154.00
Color: Military
    • Description
    • Instructions for Use
    • Built to Order

      The CTOMS Heat Loss Prevention Kit (HeLP) provides equipment to aid the prevention of heat loss from casualties in a field environment. The kit is comprised of the CTOMS LifeHeat™, a vapor barrier and heat reflective blanket system, and the Ready-Heat™ II Torso Blanket. Additionally, absorbent pads, for drying the casualty, and an insulated underpad are included. The CTOMS LifeHeat™ systems are available in two colors: white for "Civilian" kits, and Green for "Military" kits.

      For instruction on the identification and treatment of hypothermia, including the use of a CTOMS HeLP kit, see the Foundations of Hypothermia Management course here.


    • Suggested instructions for use:
      1. Open the HeLP™ Kit package.
      2. Open Ready-Heat™ Torso Blanket first to initiate the warming process by exposure to oxygen. The blanket may take up to 20 minutes to reach maximum temperature.
      3. Open the CTOMS LifeHeat™ Reflector Blanket Pro BOTTOM SHEET and lay it blue side up on a litter (not included) or the ground.
      4. Unfold the Foam Pad and lay it out on the CTOMS LifeHeat™ Reflector Blanket Pro BOTTOM SHEET as an insulating layer.
      5. Unfold ONE of the Absorbent Underpads and place it on top of the Foam Pad for absorption of any fluids from the casualty.
      6. Place casualty on top of layered pads/CTOMS LifeHeat™ Reflector Blanket Pro BOTTOM SHEET.
      7. Place the Ready-Heat™ Torso Blanket on the torso of the casualty.

      It is important to not place any equipment on the blanket as this may cause a hot spot and create a burn.

      If the blanket becomes wet, such as from water, blood, urine, etc., it may fail to produce heat.

      1. Cinch the draw cords on all four corners around the casualty. Stow the excess draw cord inside the blanket to prevent snag points.
      2. Open and place the CTOMS LifeHeat™ Reflector Blanket Pro TOP SHEET over the casualty (blue side down) with placement below the chin as per instruction label affixed to the TOP SHEET.
      3. Tuck in the lower flaps of the TOP SHEET between the casualty and the BOTTOM SHEET.
      4. Secure upper flap of TOP SHEET to the BOTTOM SHEET with the attached Velcro. Tuck excess TOP SHEET beneath casualty.
      5. Ensure that all components, including the blankets are secured down if the casualty is on helicopter landing zone.