According to the National Quality Forum, “patient death or serious injury associated with intravascular air embolism that occurs while being cared for in a healthcare setting” is on the list of SREs (Serious Reportable Events) and therefore is not always covered by insurance. The Belmont® Rapid Infuser features automatic air removal and can help to prevent air embolism.
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All Belmont Instrument Corporation products feature automatic air removal to help keep patients safe. The Belmont® Rapid Infuser has two air detectors to detect air before it enters the system. If air is detected, it alarms and closes off the patient line, stops pumping and heating, and opens a return line to the reservoir. With the push of a button, fluid and air are pumped back to the reservoir and in seconds the system is ready to go again.
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Belmont Instrument Corporation develops reliable fluid management and critical care medical devices for global use in medical facilities and military combat fields. We provide innovative products with unique features that have the capability to save thousands of lives. By developing and manufacturing all products in house, we are able to provide the highest standard of quality assurance and effectiveness. During our 35+ years of operation, we have had an excellent track record of FDA clearance and regulatory compliance.
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To provide our customers the assurance of quality and effectiveness, all our products are designed, produced, and inspected in-house at our headquarters in Billerica, MA.

"When I work on this device, I work on it as if it is going to be used on one of my family members." - Belmont Quality Control Inspector
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George Herzlinger received his PhD in Physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and founded Belmont Instrument Corporation in 1980. He has developed advanced cardiac assist devices and continues to develop life saving devices like the The Belmont® Rapid Infuser. "I am very proud of our products and the lives they have been able to save, and of the highly skilled and motivated employees who have joined us from around the world to design, develop, and manufacture life saving medical devices" says Dr. George Herzlinger, President of Belmont Instrument Corporation.
About Us
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The 80 employees at Belmont are proud of their role in helping save lives. Belmont Instrument Corporation has been developing, manufacturing and marketing critical care devices in the USA since 1980.