Achieving Improved Patient Care with DripAssist
More Accuracy in Less Time
IV infusion is a common procedure worldwide. But without the aid of infusion pumps, the procedure can pose dangers for the patient. 75% of gravity infusions are set at rates too high or low for patient safety. Research consensus shows that gravity infusions are "an area of risk for patient safety with important consequences on nursing workload as they are required to correct the inaccuracies in flow rate." This paper demonstrates how DripAssist saves provider time while improving infusion accuracy and patient safety, and analyzes approaches to gravity infusion with regard to provider time versus infusion accuracy. Accuracy and provider time investments interact directly, and DripAssist can significantly shape that interaction for the better.