buddy lite

Portable blood and fluid warming—anytime, anywhere—in a remarkably compact, lightweight package, buddy lite™ is used globally by civilian and military medical personnel to help prevent hypothermia during fluid administration. This close-to-patient, portable fluid warmer excels at reducing line cooldown during fluid administration.

Easy to use, buddy lite’s single-button operation allows emergency personnel and first responders to spend more time attending to the critical status of the patient instead of focusing on the device. And that helps save lives.

buddy lite is helping save lives in these areas

Safe. Compact. And extremely portable.

Approved for ground and helicopter transport, buddy lite is used globally in war zones, hospitals, ambulances, air medical helicopters, ski patrols—anywhere warm blood or fluid is needed to save a life. This compact, lightweight, battery-powered portable IV fluid warmer can heat up to 4.4 litres of fluid on a single charge.* Total weight, including heater, battery, and disposable is less than 1.6 lbs. (0.73 kg). The complete system is small enough to be easily stored in a medical response bag. You can take it anywhere.

*At 20°C input temperature.

Automatic Air Removal

Microporous membrane within the fluid path is designed to prevent air emboli by automatically venting air during fluid warming.

Close-to-Patient Warming

Warmed fluid outflow is less than 6 inches between the patient and heater to reduce line-cooldown, ensuring the delivery of normothermic fluid.

Military tested and approved

The buddy lite is used extensively by armed services as an effective method for delivering warmed fluid to injured soldiers on the field and during patient transport.

Other Features

Quick Setup

The buddy lite system can be set up and ready to warm in minutes, so personnel can act fast.

Automatic Air Removal

Emergency personnel and first responders can rely on buddy lite’s automatic air removal, featuring a microporous, air-venting membrane within the fluid path designed to prevent air emboli.

Close-to-Patient Warming

Warmed fluid outflow is closer than 6 inches between the patient and heater to reduce line-cooldown, ensuring the delivery of normothermic fluid.

Military tested and approved

The buddy lite is used extensively by armed services as an effective method for delivering warmed fluid to injured soldiers on the field and during patient transport.

Aluminum-free disposable

The disposable is free of aluminum.

Battery or AC powered

Long battery life can help in saving lives. A single battery charge can warm up to 4.4 liters of fluid from 20°C to 38° ± 2°C. For continuous use, an optional AC-powered version is available.

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Testimonials

“The system is easy to prime and easy to transfer over. Neither the device itself nor the extension set is overly heavy. It’s very safe; it’s not going to overheat the fluid, and because it’s sealed, there’s not a big chance of cross-contamination.”

Assistant Chief of EMS, TX

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