Chemical Heat Packs as an Intervention to Prolong Ultrasound Battery Runtime

Publication date: Available online 2 May 2019Source: Wilderness &Environmental MedicineAuthor(s): Steven Roy, Ryck K. Schielke, Daniel Haffey, Heather CoombsIntroductionPoint-of-care ultrasonography is a burgeoning field of practice and study. Although point-of-care ultrasonography has started to penetrate the field of wilderness medicine, its use in cold environments is often limited by poor battery performance. In the current study, we investigated the effect of chemical foot warmers on battery runtime of handheld ultrasound machines in cold weather.MethodsThis prospective study used a balanced, crossover randomization design to compare handheld ultrasound machines exposed to cold weather with and without the application of chemical foot warmers. Time to power off, ambient temperature, air humidity, and wind speed were recorded for each trial and compared in a mixed-effects model analysis of variance.ResultsUltrasound machines showed significantly decreased functional battery life with decreasing temperature (P
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