Polo has manufactured two different chemical protective patient wraps for the United States Department of Defense. For over six years, Polo worked with USAMMDA to design the generation II Patient Wrap product shown here. In a chemical warfare environment, this product is used to protect uncontaminated or decontaminated litter patients from chemical agent exposure during movement through a contaminated area.
Polo provides the Chemical Protective Patient Wrap to USAMMDA in a complete kit that contains all components needed for the Patient Wrap to function as intended. Kit components include:
The Patient Wrap requires both sewing and heat sealing operations and Polo performs both at our Monticello, IA facility. Polo sources all Patient Wrap materials and non-core components for the kit from our qualified vendor partners. All components are brought into our facility, assembled into individual kits and shipped to USAMMDA for use and storage. The Patient Wrap has a shelf life of ten years.
The Patient Wrap uses lightweight materials including a carbon impregnated permeable top sheet and impermeable bottom sheet which are unaffected by all bodily fluids. A person can remain within the Patient Wrap for up to six hours. A PAPR device is incorporated with the design to provide positive pressure inside the wrap and eliminate the buildup of carbon dioxide. The Patient Wrap is disposable and intended for single use only. Other features of the Patient Wrap include: