DripAssist Infusion Rate Monitor
DripAssist is an infusion rate monitor that clips onto any gravity drip set to continuously monitor flow rate and volume when administering IV medication.
Information for this product was provided courtesy of the WHO’s 2016 Call for Innovative Health Technologies for Low-Resource Settings.
Coming soon– visit shiftlabs.com/distributors to view major DripAssist distributors listed by country. Interview with representative
There is tiered pricing for low and middle-income countries ^(Interview with representative)
None available, though traditional methods of delivery for intravenous fluids often rely on no flow rate monitoring.
Goal 3: to promote and improve good health.
Aims to reduce lack of precise medication management in multiple clinical conditions that require vasopressors, magnesium sulfate, pitocin, quinine, and others. Allows lightly trained healthcare workers to administer a wide variety of medication safely even without infusion pumps. One health target is to improve treatment for eclampsia and post partum hemorrhage, which can potentially save hundreds of thousands of lives a year. Also aims to improve pediatric health and cancer treatment. ^(Interview with representative)
Midwives, technicians, nurses, general physicians, or specialized physicians
Manufactured in USA under specific conditions required to maintain regulatory compliance of class II medical device according to FDA classifications (11b for CE).
Users can obtain the product/service from the manufacturer, national distributor, international distributor, and direct sales.
1,000-10,000 units Interview with representative
If yes, specify alarm type
If yes, specify equipment required.
Provided by in country distributor or call/email email@example.com.
Webinars are available for DripAssist training. Interview with representative
One AA battery, which the user should be able to find in his or her country of residence ^(Interview with representative)
2+ years Interview with representative
Battery life on a full charge is 360-400 hours. Interview with representative.
To solve a problem that nurses and doctors reported having– administering medication accurately with gravity. ^(Interview with representative)
Nurses and doctors at international health organizations and hospitals report being able to administer medication accurately with DripAssist Interview with representative.
Safety Engineering Labs, 2015
Northwest EMC, 2015, 2016
Keystone Compliance, 2015
Chidamoyo Hospital- Zimbabwe- internal testing Interview with representative
Madigan Army Medical Center Interview with representative
Certain safety precautions can be found in a user manual
I.V. drip, medication
Raghavendra B ; Vijayalakshmi K ; Manish Arora, Intravenous Drip Meter and Controller, IEEE Xplore: 24 March 2016
IEC 60601-1: 2005 + CORR. 1:2006 + CORR. 2:2007 + AM1:2012
ANSI/AAMI ES60601-1:2005+A2 (R2012)
Field tested in Rwanda, West Africa, and Haiti. Interview with representative
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