The Belmont® buddy lite™ Fluid Warmer
QUICK REFERENCE GUIDE
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CAUTION:
Do not apply pressure or operate the system with disposable set out of the Heater Unit.
Do not submerse the system for cleaning.
Disposable sets are for one time use only.
If withdrawing fluid from distal end of disposable set via syringe, do not exceed 100ml/min.
SETUP:
• Install disposable set as shown below
• Close Heater Unit and secure latch
Line up orientation hub on the
disposable with the notch in the
heater unit (RED to RED).
The heater unit will not close if
they are not aligned.
BED
SHEET
CLAMP
The Belmont® buddy lite™ Complete System
CONNECT ADMINISTRATION
SET
(NOT SUPPLIED)
PRIME DISPOSABLE SET
(Do not open the Heater
Unit)
 Hang fluid bag
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 Connect administration set,
make sure to close the roller
clamp
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 Using aseptic techniques,
connect administration set to
the buddy lite disposable set
(BLUE luer)
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INITIATE INFUSION
Open roller clamp on
administration set
Tap the Heater Unit to
remove trapped air
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Close roller clamp.
Connect patient extension
tubing to disposable set.
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Select an appropriate catheter
size for the intended flow rate
Place Heater Unit on a flat
surface next to injection site.
Connect disposable set to patient.
Adjust flow using roller clamp
Press ON/OFF button on the
Battery Housing to supply power
to the Heater Unit.
Blue LED turns ON and Red LED
flashes once, if the Heater Unit
functions normally. If not, return for
service.
The buddy lite™ warms crystalloid at 20ºC to physiological temperature, at flow rates up to 4.8 L/hr (80 ml/min).
Also warms anti-coagulated packed cells at 10ºC to physiological temperature at flow rates up to 50 ml/min.
However, at higher flows, the fluid administered may not heat to normothermia.
END OF PROCEDURE:
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Close the roller clamp.
Clamp the disposable set closed using the blue slide clamp.
Disconnect disposable set from patient.
Press ON/OFF button to turn the power OFF.
Open the Heater Unit, remove disposable set.
Using hospital policy, discard disposable set/administration set.
Remove the battery from the housing and recharge.
IT IS ESSENTIAL THAT YOU READ AND UNDERSTAND THE OPERATOR’S MANUAL
BEFORE USING THIS DEVICE
Air Venting: The air is released through the side vents of the set. W hen infusing crystalloid, the set can vent
large amounts of air. Caution: With blood or blood products, the set can vent only small amounts of air. You
should be vigilant to avoid infusing air especially if using a hand squeeze pump during infusion.
During normal operation – water vapor, along with out-gassed air from warmed fluid, will be vented and will
cause condensation to appear within the side vents after prolonged use. This should not be mistaken as a
seal failure due to materials or workmanship.
BATTERY and CHARGER:
Blue/Red
LED
ON/OFF
Switch
Strain
Relief
Battery
Battery
Housing
Power
Supply
Battery
5 Segment LCD
Battery Pack in the Battery Housing
Status
W indow
Battery Charger
Battery LCD displays state-of-charge. Each segment represents 20% of the full charge capacity. Remove
battery from the Housing to charge the battery.
The Battery Charger LED (in the Status Window) turns Solid Green when battery is fully charged.
ALARM:
ALARM/MESSAGE
POSSIBLE CAUSE
SOLUTION
 Fluid source is empty or air in
the fluid path
 Line is clamped
 Failure of the microprocessor or
temperature sensor
 Replace fluid bag
OVER
TEMPERATURE
 Repeatedly stopping and
restarting during high flow
conditions
 Failure of microprocessor or
temperature sensor
PROBE FAULT
 Hardware temperature override
circuit not working properly
 Clamp line, press the
ON/OFF switch to OFF
and turn back ON to repower
 If failure recurs, replace
the system
 Turn power OFF and turn
back ON to re-power
 If failure recurs, replace
the system
CHECK FOR AIR
NO HEAT
 Open clamps
 If failure reoccurs, obtain
replacement system and
contact service.
At these alarms, system stops heating, and flashes the red and blue LEDs alternately. To reset
or retry, press ON/OFF switch to OFF, and then turn back ON to resume operation.
702-00092/Rev D
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