We have designed many of our products based on feedback from the U.S. Armed Services and continue to implement new ideas to help save lives.  Our equipment is very durable, reliable and easy to use.  The Belmont® Rapid Infuser (FMS 2000) has been credited with saving thousands of lives globally, and is known by many service personnel as  "The Belmont", a rapid infuser and blood/fluid warmer all in one.

All products of Belmont Instrument Corporation are manufactured in Billerica, Massachusetts, USA by approximately 80 employees. Since hitting the market in 1999, the Rapid Infuser has been mentioned in the Los Angeles Times and the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons as an important apparatus that has assisted military medics in saving lives. The Rapid Infuser can also be seen in the HBO documentary “Baghdad ER” by Jon Alpert and Matthew O’Neill, a documentary by the 86th Combat Support Hospital in Iraq.  

Some of the features of the Rapid Infuser are its unique patented electromagnetic induction heating that warms instantly, and a built-in pump that can be set to infuse precisely between 2.5 ml to 1000 ml per minute. A large touch screen continuously displays total volume infused, infusion rate, fluid temperature, and system pressure. The unit detects and removes air automatically to help prevent air embolism and includes many additional safety features. 

We know you have to meet intense demands on the battlefield. The Rapid Infuser can be easily operated by a single user and run on battery operation allowing for transport of the device without disconnection from the patient.  The device does not have water baths or hotplates, but instead uses a patented inductive heater that provides clean, dry heat. Fast and user friendly, the Rapid Infuser also includes a sturdy and easy to transport IV pole that adds an additional level of convenience. We also have a 24/7 support line to assist you whenever you need us.

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The Rapid Infuser RI-2 uses patented electromagnetic induction heating technology to heat to target temperatures in a single pass while intelligent software monitors and controls infusion. The large touch screen continuously displays total volume infused, infusion rate, fluid temperature, and system pressure. The system alarms to alert the user when fluids are depleted or other issues arise. The disposable set is designed for easy set up.  It is used for safe, high-volume infusions in hospitals and is capable of infusing 1 liter per minute while helping avoid complications such as hypothermia, air embolism and vessel trauma. 

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“Thanks to the Belmont system, we were able to transfuse large amounts of life sustaining blood products (including whole blood) and fluids in a short amount of time. Without a doubt in my mind, the Belmont helped to save the lives of countless U.S. coalition and Iraqi soldiers and civilians.”         

- Army CRNA

The Belmont® buddy liteTM AC Blood and Fluid Warmer

TESTIMONIALS

“I have operated the Belmont through hundreds of bags of blood. Many injuries here in Afghanistan are very traumatic, because of the enemies’ use of the IED (improvised explosive device), injuries such as multiple amputations of extremities, blast injuries, gunshot wounds, and others. Your pump has given me witness to bringing multiple GI’s back to life, because of the rapid administration of blood products your pump provides.” 

                                                                           - United States Navy Reserve LCDR NC

"We were able to sustain their lives long enough so the surgeons could fix them. When we were in Baghdad we pumped over 100 units of blood products through the Belmont on this single patient, and ten years ago . . . he would not have lived.”         

- Army CRNA

"What I like about it is, it's easy to use, easy to train somebody on, it never broke down on us. It always worked and saved plenty of lives."

                - United States Navy Reserve LCDR NC

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Hypothermia is a well-recognized consequence of severe injury, even in temperate climates, and the physiologic consequences of hypothermia are known to be detrimental. Read more 

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The buddy lite is a battery-powered blood and fluid warmer designed for pre-hospital and can be used during patient transport. It has been used globally in war zones and is approved for flight, which includes being awarded the Airworthiness Release Certificate (AWR) from the U.S. Army's Research Development and Engineering Command.  It is capable of warming 4.4 liters of fluid on a single charge, providing an innovative solution for avoiding hypothermia even in the most extreme situations. The device and disposables are compact and lightweight. The disposable set is self-priming and removes air automatically.

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The Belmont® Rapid Infuser RI-2

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OUR PRODUCTS HAVE BEEN USED BY THE ARMY, NAVY, AIR FORCE AND MARINES TO HELP SAVE LIVES.

The buddy lite AC is a battery-powered or AC powered blood and fluid warmer designed for pre-hospital and can be used during patient transport. It has been used globally in war zones and is approved for flight, which includes being awarded the Airworthiness Release Certificate (AWR) from the U.S. Army's Research Development and Engineering Command. It is capable of warming 4.4 liters of fluid on a single charge, providing an innovative solution for avoiding hypothermia even in the most extreme situations. The device and disposables are compact and lightweight. The disposable set is self-priming and removes air automatically.

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The Belmont® buddy liteTM Blood and Fluid Warmer

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