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      Managing Gravity Infusion using a Mobile Application

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      Proceedings of the 28th International BCS Human Computer Interaction Conference (HCI 2014) (HCI)
      BCS Human Computer Interaction Conference (HCI 2014)
      9 - 12 September 2014
      Human Computer Interaction, Mobile Medical Applications, Gravity Infusion, Intravenous Therapy
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            Abstract

            Gravity infusion, also known as “the drip,” is a common and basic method for delivering fluids to a patient, without the use of any complex medical devices, such as an infusion pump or a syringe driver. Nevertheless there are many quite complex and error-prone steps involved in setting up a gravity infusion for the correct dose, and since there is no computer or similar technology involved to assist with the procedure, it can be difficult to guarantee the accuracy and consistency of the fluid delivery. This paper presents a new method for accurately setting gravity infusion drug delivery, based on a handheld mobile application that includes a novel approach to help estimate flow rate and double-check the steps involved in setting it up. We demonstrate how simple visual interfaces can play an important role in the healthcare setting, and we explain safety features that have been implemented to catch common errors and slips that can occur.

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            Contributors
            Conference
            September 2014
            September 2014
            : 299-304
            Affiliations
            [0001]University of Nottingham

            Nottingham

            NG8 1BB
            [0002]University of Swansea

            Swansea

            SA2 8PP
            [0003]Singleton Hospital

            Swansea

            SA2 8QA
            Article
            10.14236/ewic/HCI2014.48
            11111ee1-9ea0-495d-bf98-9f8bc1f4220d
            © Mark Davies et al. Published by BCS Learning and Development Ltd. Proceedings of the 28th International BCS Human Computer Interaction Conference (HCI 2014), Southport, UK

            This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 Unported License. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

            Proceedings of the 28th International BCS Human Computer Interaction Conference (HCI 2014)
            HCI
            28
            Southport, UK
            9 - 12 September 2014
            Electronic Workshops in Computing (eWiC)
            BCS Human Computer Interaction Conference (HCI 2014)
            Product
            Product Information: 1477-9358BCS Learning & Development
            Self URI (article page): https://www.scienceopen.com/hosted-document?doi=10.14236/ewic/HCI2014.48
            Self URI (journal page): https://ewic.bcs.org/
            Categories
            Electronic Workshops in Computing

            Applied computer science,Computer science,Security & Cryptology,Graphics & Multimedia design,General computer science,Human-computer-interaction
            Gravity Infusion,Human Computer Interaction,Intravenous Therapy,Mobile Medical Applications

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