Polar Products Manufactures Heavy-Duty Cooling Vest for Surgeons
December 17th, 2010, AKRON, Ohio – Surgeons and their staff are staying comfortable during procedures in hot operating rooms thanks to cooling vests made specifically for surgeons by Akron’s Polar Products, Inc. The Ohio company has developed a new heavy-duty vest style for their popular Cool FlowTM System, specifically designed for wear beneath lead aprons.
Polar Products, Inc., a family-owned business with manufacturing based in Akron, OH, has increased production and expanded the vest selection of their Cool FlowTM System due to high demand from hospitals across the country. The vest is just one of many specialty O.R. cooling products manufactured and distributed by Polar. “With new regulations for higher O.R. temperatures, it’s vital to keep our hardworking men and women in the operating room cool and comfortable when they have patients’ lives at stake,” Jacob Graessle, the
surgical cooling specialist for Polar said.
“Many surgeons need to wear their cooling vests everyday,” he added. “The new heavy duty vest is a great addition to our line. It’s a durable vest that can withstand long-term, daily tough O.R. conditions. The Cool FlowTM Vest System provides cooling comfort during long surgeries. Ice water continuously circulates from a 15 quart cooling reservoir through insulated tubing sewn within the vest. High flow, quick-disconnect couplings allow freedom of movement as needed. The Heavy-Duty Cool FlowTM Vest is made with extra strength tubing compared to other styles of surgical cooling vests. Its higher flow rate and tougher walled tubing allow it to endure heavier wear,
such as beneath lead aprons or under protective clothing.
“We love the heavy duty vest!” said Samantha, an O.R. staff member at Mercy Hospital in Cincinnati. “The doctor uses his vest everyday for multiple hours,” she added. “He won’t operate without it!” This year, Polar launched CoolOR, a complete line of cost-effective surgical products for the entire surgical team. In addition to the Cool FlowTM System, the company manufactures non-tethered vests and neck wraps, which use water-based cooling packs that require a freezer to be activated as well as phase change packs that can be recharged in a refrigerator or ice water. Polar offers a free 30-day trial program to hospitals for all cooling vest systems.
Polar has been manufacturing body cooling systems for over 25 years. For more information on free trials of the Cool FlowTM System for hospitals and Polar’s full line of cooling and therapy products, go to www.polarproducts.com or call 1-800-763-8423.