Taslim, Mohammad E., Corn, Stephen B.
Hospital patients who require intravenous infusions to aid in their recovery are currently encountering several physical challenges while ambulating using standard IV pole assemblies. There are several devices already designed, which alleviate these difficulties. However, many of these require electronic controls, making them too complex and expensive to be implemented as standard hospital equipment. Other designs do not incorporate existing hospital IV equipment. Due to cost and in-service training, hospitals prefer not to modify their existing IV equipment. Therefore, a need exists for a simple and inexpensive device that allows for safe and comfortable ambulation while making use of existing IV equipment. A design concept has been developed that will address these needs. Testing and analysis have shown that this design will safely and effectively provide ambulatory intravenous infusion.
intravenous infusions, intravenous (IV) equipment
Northeastern University, Department of Mechanical Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
Tomasi, Anthony; Mohdazhar, Nazif; Taylor, Todd; Fernandes, Mark; and Wadjas, Stephane, "Ambulatory Intravenous Fluid Holder" (2007). Capstone Design Program: Mechanical Engineering. Paper 7. http://hdl.handle.net/2047/d10010543
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