Design of infusion rate calculator tools for intravenous therapy
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Design of infusion rate calculator tools for intravenous therapy

Paul Lee Medical devices training manager, Department of Medical Physics and Clinical Engineering, Singleton Hospital, Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University NHS Trust, Swansea

Nurses often lack confidence in carrying out basic infusion rate calculations, particularly those needed to work out drip rates for medical infusion devices. This article describes the design and development of a computer software tool, poster and a pocket card in one trust to help reduce accidental errors when using infusion pumps and gravity infusions.

Nursing Standard. 23, 33,43-48. doi: 10.7748/ns2009.04.23.33.43.c6952

Correspondence

paul.lee@swansea-tr.wales.nhs.uk

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This article has been subject to double blind peer review