U.S. Navy Chooses Level 1 Fast Flow Fluid Warming Devices for USNS Mercy Hospital Ship

  U.S. Navy Chooses Level 1 Fast Flow Fluid Warming Devices for USNS Mercy
  Hospital Ship

Business Wire

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- August 14, 2013

Smiths Medical, a leading global medical device manufacturer, announced today
that the United States Navy awarded the company with a contract to expand the
inventory of its Level 1^® H-1200 Fast Flow Fluid Warmers aboard the USNS
Mercy medical treatment facility hospital ship.

When lives are at stake from significant blood loss due to trauma or major
surgery, the Level 1^® Fast Flow fluid warmer provides a rapid flow of
normothermic blood and I.V. fluids. Even a small drop in body temperature can
be detrimental, delaying recovery or allowing infection to set in. Level 1^®
H-1200 Fast Flow fluid warmers allow rapid infusion of blood or I.V. fluids at
body temperature.

"Serving the men and women of the USNS Mercy, and those who find care aboard
her, with the highest quality medical equipment is an honor and a privilege
for Smiths Medical," said Srini Seshadri, President, Smiths Medical. "Our
Level 1^® convective and fluid warming devices have long been known for
outstanding dependability and performance, important qualities to all
caregivers and patients, but particularly vital to those in remote locations.”

More information can be found at:
www.smiths-medical.com/catalog/fluid-warming/low-flow-hotline

About USNS Mercy
The USNS Mercy provides rapid, flexible, and mobile acute medical and surgical
services to support Marine Corps air and/or ground task forces deployed
ashore, Army and Air Force units deployed ashore, and naval amphibious task
forces and battle forces afloat.

About Smiths Medical
Smiths Medical  www.smiths-medical.com is a leading supplier of specialized
medical devices and equipment for global markets, focusing on the medication
delivery, vital care and safety devices market segments. It is part of Smiths
Group www.smiths.com, a global leader in applying advanced technologies for
markets in threat and contraband detection, energy, medical devices,
communications and engineered components.Smiths Group employs around 23,000
people in more than 50 countries.

Contact:

Smiths Medical
Judith Rossi, 781-792-2539
E-mail: judy.rossi@smiths-medical.com
 
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