Mistral-Air | FAQ
This is a list of Frequently Asked Questions about the Mistral-Air product line. If you need more information, or if you need any other support, please visit our contact page.
1. What is the default set temperature of the Mistral-Air Warming Unit?
The default set temperature of the Mistral-Air Warming Unit is 38° C.
2. How do you place the blanket?
The blanket should be placed with the blue side to the patient.
3. What are the temperature settings of the Mistral-Air Plus warming unit?
The temperature settings of the Mistral-Air Plus warming unit are: Ambient, 32°C, 38°C and 43°C.
The default set temperature is 38°C.
4. How do you know that the desired temperature has been reached?
The desired temperature has been reached when you see a solid green light next to the selected temperature.
5. Where is the temperature of the blower measured?
The temperature of the blower is measured just before entering the hose.
6. When should the Mistral-Air Warming Unit not be used on a patient?
You should not use the Mistral-Air Warming Unit 1) if the unit is damaged 2) if the ambient temperature is too high and 3) on ischemic limbs of a patients.
7. What temperature alarms does the Mistral-Air Warming Unit have?
The Mistral-Air warming unit has 2 temperature alarms: 1) under temperature, 2) over temperature.
8. When does the Mistral-Air filter needs to be serviced?
The Mistral-Air filter needs to be replaced after 2.000 hours of usage.
9. What can you use to clean the Mistral-Air Warming Unit?
Clean the unit by wiping the outer surface (including the hose) with a soft cloth lightly dampened with a solution of water and mild detergent or a nonstaining hospital disinfectant.
10. Which types of the Mistral-Air blankets can be used to cover only the thorax?
If you like to cover only the top part of the patient’s body, you can use the Upper body, Half Upper Body and the Torso.
11. What are the most important advantages of the Mistral-Air Warming Unit?
Low noise level, under temperature alarm and the default temperature selection are the most important advantages of the Mistral-Air Warming Unit.
12. What are the SAFE features of Mistral-Air Blankets Plus?
The Mistral-Air Blankets Plus are made from non-allergic, non-flammable and non-linting materials.
13. What does the non-linting feature of Mistral-Air Blankets Plus mean?
The Mistral-Air blankets do not shed particles like surgical textile drapes normally do.
14. Mistral-Air Blankets Plus are made of non-woven materials. What does this term mean?
Non-woven materials are manufactured of layers of plastic, namely poly-ethylene and poly-propylene.
15. Why are the Mistral-Air Plus Blankets comfortable?
The Mistral-Air Plus Blankets give you maximum user- and patient comfort because of its design and the soft touch materials. Easy positioning and ease of use provided by unique design and multiple air inlets make this a premium quality product.
16. What does the term ‘permeability’ mean?
Permeability is a word for describing air passing through a surface (the patient side of the blanket). The permeability is regulated per blanket type.
17. What does ‘adjusted permeability ensures controlled diffusion of warm air’ mean?
Adjusted permeability is controlled diffusion of warm air with the same amount of air coming from the blower. Every type of blanket has been optimized for optimal warming.
18. What does ‘controlled diffusion of warm air’ mean?
Controlled diffusion of warm air means having deflection dots and adjusted permeability per blanket.
19. Why have many Mistral-Air Blankets Plus multiple hose openings?
Multiple hose openings allow you to position hose and blower in different ways (left/right). Also, you could connect two blowers to one blanket and you have a spare opening.