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humidifier control module

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Dates
1985
circa 1985
Collection
Hotel Dieu Hospital Dept. of Anaesthesia, Kingston Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
Accession Number
997008029
Description
Inter Med Bear humidifier, which consists of a square base on four short cylindrical plastic legs; the front of the humidifier has four lights at the left side: red to indicate "inoperative", yellow to indicate "add water", green to indicate "normal" and clear to indicate "wait"; the left side of t…
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Accession Number
997008029
Collection
Hotel Dieu Hospital Dept. of Anaesthesia, Kingston Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
MeSH Heading
Anesthesiology, instrumentation
Analgesia -- instrumentation
Description
Inter Med Bear humidifier, which consists of a square base on four short cylindrical plastic legs; the front of the humidifier has four lights at the left side: red to indicate "inoperative", yellow to indicate "add water", green to indicate "normal" and clear to indicate "wait"; the left side of the front has a knob which controls water temperature in increments from "off" to 9; the top has an open and lock mechanism to attach another part; the back right of the base has an attached electrical cord; the right side of the humidifier has an attached paper maintenance label.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by and used at the Hotel Dieu Hospital, Kingston, Ontario, Canada.
Maker
Bear Medical Systems, Inc.
Site Made (City)
Riverside
Site Made (State)
California
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1985
circa 1985
Date Remarks
Humidifier dates from the late 1980's
Material
paper: black; white
metal: silver; yellow
plastic: blue; grey; black; red; green; yellow; clear
Inscriptions
The front of the humidifier reads, "HUMIDIFIER // INTER MED BEAR // FOR PATIENT SAFETY: CONTINUOUSLY MONITOR // INSPIRED GAS TEMPERATURE // WARNING TEMPERATURES // UP TO 125° F OR GREATER ARE // POSSIBLE AT THE PATIENT WVE // CAUTION // USE ONLY BY OR ON ORDER OF A PHYSICIAN AND ONLY IN ACCORDANCE WITH INSTRUCTION MANUAL. // ACCESSIBLE METAL SURFACES MAY EXCEED 50° C (122° F) // DANGER // POSSIBLE EXPLOSION HAZARD. DO NOT USE IN THE // PRESENCE OF FLAMMABLE ANESTHETICS."; the lights and knobs are individually labelled; the opening/locking mechanism on top is labelled; a small label on the upper right side reads, "HOTEL DIEU HOSPITAL // ASSET NO. 0917"; a paper lable below this reads, "HOTEL DIEU HOSPITAL // QUEEN'S BIO-MEDICAL ENGINEERING // PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE // Mar. 29/90 // 26 Oct. 90 // Mar 26/91"; manufacturer's labels on the bottom read, "HUMIDIFIER CONTROL MODULE // 51000-03631 // PART NO. // 117 // VOLTS // 60 // HZ // 120 // WATTS // 11.668 // SERIAL NO. // BEAR // Inter // Med // Bear Medical Systems, Inc. // Riverside, Ca. // DANGER -- POSSIBLE EXPLOSION HAZARD. DO NOT USE // IN THE PRESENCE OF FLAMMABLE ANESTHETICS // CSA [large "C" surrounds smaller "SA"] // LR28406 // CERTIFIED TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF // THE CANADIAN ELECTRICAL CODE. // CSA HAS NOT INVESTIGATED OTHER // PHYSIOLOGICAL EFFECTS // STANDARD (C22.2 No. 125) // RISK CLASS (2G)" -- in English and French; "1.25 AMP // WARNING FOR CONTINUED PROTECTION // AGAINST FIRE HAZARD, REPLACE ONLY WITH // SAME TYPE AND RATING OF FUSE. // CAUTION ELECTRIC SHOCK HAZARD: DO // NOT REMOVE COVER. REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL."; there is a paper
label around the electrical plug-in end which reads, "TO ACHIEVE RELIABLE // GROUND, PLUG INTO //
RECEPTACLE MARKED // "HOSPITAL GRADE" "
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-E2-4
Dimension Notes
Length: 15.2 cm. x Width: 15.8 cm. x Depth: 16.5 cm.
Condition Remarks
The humidifier arrived very dirty and dusty; the humidifier shows some wear, but all parts are complete and undamaged; attachment for the top of the humidifier is missing
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Reference Comments
Dr. Ray Matthews
Research Facts
This humidifier was used to humidify I. C. U. gases
Images
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