How the VitalWrap System works
The VitalWrap System consists of three components: a control unit, a tubing set, and a thermal fabric wrap. The control unit, which includes a fluid reservoir, manages the temperature of water used by the system to supply heat or cold to the fabric wrap attached to the body. By pumping the water through a heat-exchanging bladder inside the wrap, the control unit warms or cools the water to match the proper temperature setting, delivering precise and safe thermal therapy.
Set-up is a simple, four-step process:
- Fill the portable, leak-proof reservoir with ice and water, or just water for heat therapy only.
- Place the bladder portion of the wrap around the treatment area and secure it with the Velcro™ closure.
- Attach the wrap to the control unit using the tubing set.
- Set the desired time or choose the continuous mode.
Once the control unit is turned on, the user can adjust the temperature to a comfortable setting. The cooled or warmed fluid is then passed through the tubing set to the wrap. As it circulates into the wrap from the control unit, the fluid either applies heat to warm the treatment area or draws it away for deep cooling. The fluid then flows back into the control unit, where it is re-cooled or re-warmed before cycling back into the wrap.
The VitalWrap System is designed so that the user can apply thermal therapy for extended periods or specific treatment times as recommended by your physician. The typical transition time between the warm and cold settings in the temperature range is about one minute.
Specially tailored wraps are available for any area of the body. Please consult your healthcare professional prior to applying the system, particularly when using it for long periods of time.
WARNING: Use carefully. Any hot/cold therapy may cause serious burns. Do not use over sensitive skin areas or in the presence of poor circulation. The unattended use of the VitalWrap, VitalWrap Pro System or RecoveryWrap System by children or incapacitated persons may be dangerous.
||8"diameter x 13.5"H (20.3cm x 34.3cm)|
||5 lbs. (2.27 kg)|
||8 ft. (2.4m)|
||Manual user control|
||40°F to 105°F (4.4°C to 40.6°C)|
|Contrast therapy transition time
||1 minute typical from extremes in temperature range|
||2-6 hours typical continuous use|
||1.1 gallons (4.2 L)|
|Flow Rate (through VitalWrap)
||5.5 gph (21 lph)|
||100, 120Vac, 50/60Hz, or 220-240Vac, 50Hz|
||System and pump|
||525 to 795 mmHg|
||30% to 70% relative non-condensing|
||10°C to 40°C|
Transport & Storage Environment
||179 to 760 mmHg|
||10% to 95% relative non-condensing|
||0°C to +50°C|
||Class I Equipment|
|Type of Equipment
||UL2601-1: Standard for Medical Equipment Part 1: General Requirements for Safety.
||CAN/CSA-C22.2 no. 601.1-M90:|
||Medical Electrical Equipment Part 1: General Requirements for Medical Electrical Equipment.|
||IEC 60601-1: Part 1: General Requirements for Safety.|
||IEC 60601-2-35: Particular Requirements for the Safety of Blankets, Pads and Mattresses Intended for Heating in Medical Use.|