Administering IV (intravenous) therapy has never been an easy task as it involves a lot of tricky calculations. Things like drop factor, flow rate and the drip rate make it a complicated process that demands a lot of concentration. If you are one of those medical professionals who deal with IV therapy often, then this review is for you.
IV Therapy Helper (IVIC-M) helps medical professionals like doctors and nurses administer IV therapies. They can get accurate flow rate and drip rate after setting the volume and time in the Set I and Set II sections. This app displays the flow rate in mL/hr while showing the drip rate in drops/min. The drip intervals will be displayed in seconds with the sound.
After setting the flow rate, the data can be saved in R – Time List with details such as patient’s name, ID and the remaining time. Ten minutes before the finishing time, IV Therapy Helper alerts users with sound. There is a Check section to make sure everything works fine. To let them know the flow rate and the drip rate, it asks users to touch the assigned screen for a few times whenever a drop falls in the drip chamber.
The features I like in IV Therapy Helper
- No need to attach with the infusion set.
- Simple, convenient and handy tool for multitasking.
- Can show accurate details
- As it monitors the rate during IV therapy, helps patients get treated safely
- R- Time and R- Time downcount
I think IV Therapy Helper would be a handy app during emergencies. The size is just 2MB and it loads fast. It is compatible with iPhones and iPads running iOS 4.0 or later. This app costs US $14.99. Download the app from the iTunes Store.