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Author Rugh, J. (John)

Title Assessment of hypothermia blankets using an advanced thermal manikin [electronic resource] : preprint / J.P. Rugh, K. Barazanji.

Imprint Golden, CO : National Renewable Energy Laboratory, [2009]


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe Federal Documents Online  E 9.17:NREL/CP-540-45888    ---  Available
Description 1 online resource (5 p.) : col. ill.
Series Conference paper ; NREL/CP-540-45888
Conference paper (National Renewable Energy Laboratory (U.S.)) ; NREL/CP-540-45888.
Note Title from title screen (viewed August 4, 2009).
"July 2009."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 5).
Summary A thermal manikin developed at NREL was used to assess several thermal blankets intended to help treat U.S. Army personnel suffering from hypothermia. NREL's thermal comfort tools consist of the thermal comfort manikin (ADAM, for ADvanced Automotive Manikin), a physiological model, and a psychological model linked together to assess comfort in a transient, nonhomogeneous environment. In the integrated human thermal comfort system, ADAM is controlled by a finite-element physiological model of the human body. The chemical blanket showed the best thermal performance, specifically, the lowest heat loss and the highest skin and core temperatures. Care providers should not place a chemical heating blanket directly on a patient's skin, however. The electric blanket showed the highest heat loss and coolest core temperature. Placing a wool blanket between the manikin and the stretcher significantly reduced heat loss when the wool, electric, and radiant blankets were used. Wrapping a radiation shield around a conventional wool blanket and using a wool blanket underneath the patient further reduced heat loss.
Funding 2900.8041
Subject Hypothermia -- Research.
Blankets -- Thermal properties -- Testing.
Insulation (Heat)
Added Author Barazanji, K.
National Renewable Energy Laboratory (U.S.)
Other Form: Paper version: Rugh, J. (John). Assessment of hypothermia blankets using an advanced thermal manikin. 5 p. (OCoLC)666252427
Gpo Item No. 0430-P-04 (online)
Sudoc No. E 9.17:NREL/CP-540-45888

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